Keanu Reeves' BRZRKR Headed To Netflix With New Movie And Anime Series
The comic book will be adapted not only into a movie but into a two-season anime series heading to Netflix.
BRZRKR, the comic book by actor Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt, and artist Ron Garney, will be adapted into a live-action movie from Netflix, which also plans to launch an anime series based on the comic as a sequel. Reeves is set to star in the live-action film, as well as provide the voice for the anime.
The projects were announced during BOOM! Studios' BRZRKR panel, with Reeves being ecstatic about the development during the panel. The anime will be produced by Production I.G and is already in early stages.
"It's got a scale and projection to it that you don't find anywhere else," Reeves said. "It's really just impacted me as a storyteller...and it's just some of the coolest s--- I've ever seen as a human being."
BRZRKR tells the story of B, a half-god, half-mortal man who was cursed and driven mad with a violent rage. After centuries of living this life, we find him in the present as an agent of the federal government being utilized as an ultimate weapon for situations too dangerous for even the most trained soldiers.
Reeves made his comic book writing debut alongside New York Times bestselling co-writer Matt Kindt (Folklords, Grass Kings) and legendary artist Ron Garney (Wolverine) with BRZRKR, which was initially launched on Kickstarter with a fundraising goal of $50,000. That was easily met with a final gross of $1.44 million.
There was no release date announced for either project.
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