Keanu Reeves and Boom! Studios are adapting their hit BRZRKR comic into a live-action film and anime series for Netflix.
Co-created and co-written by the Canadian actor, BRZRKR‘s first issue debuted early this month, making Netflix’s acquisition of the screen rights to the property particularly notable.
The comic follows an immortal warrior named Berserker as he fights his way through the ages. The character’s look also resembles Reeves himself.
Reeves will star as Berserker in the live-action film, as well as voice the character in the anime series and produce both projects.
Here’s the synopsis for the projects, per Netflix and Boom!:
“[BRZRKR is a] brutally epic saga about an immortal warrior’s 80,000-year fight through the ages. The man known only as “B” is half-mortal and half-god, cursed and compelled to violence… even at the sacrifice of his sanity. But after wandering the earth for centuries, B may have finally found a refuge — working for the U.S. government to fight the battles too violent and too dangerous for anyone else. In exchange, B will be granted the one thing he desires – the truth about his endless blood-soaked existence…and how to end it.”
The film will directly adapt the comics, while the anime is intended to explore different elements of the BRZRKR universe.
It’s unclear when these BRZRKR projects will release. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Reeves is finally set to begin filming John Wick 4 this spring, following multiple COVID-19 related delays.
Image credit: Lionsgate/Boom! Studios (art by Ron Garney)