‘BRZRKR’ is a twelve-part action comic book series from ‘John Wick’ actor Keanu Reeves, New York Times bestselling author Matt Kindt, and Eisner-nominated artist Ron Garney. The gory plot follows a seemingly immortal man who is working with the US military who wants to duplicate his abilities and is published by Boom Studios.
The comic book was almost immediately optioned by Netflix for a live-action film adaption starring Reeves and an anime series to follow. The ‘Bill & Ted Face the Music’ star recently gave an update on the movie to Collider where it seems there is a connection to the upcoming feature ‘The Batman.’
“We’re working with Netflix who have been very cool. They’re going to let us do an R-rated story which is cool,” Reeves said. “My ambition or hope is not to do a filmed version of the comic book so that they’ll have things in common, definitely the main character and his kind of rule set, but that we can take it to other places as well. We’re talking to a couple of different animation companies and trying to figure that out. And, again, for me I’m hoping to be inspired and influenced…there are some rules to the story, but I also want other creators to do their version of it. So I’m hoping to do a different version of a metaverse where in the sense having different storytellers with one set of rules but go other places with it. We’re working on trying to set up a company with the animation and we’ve hired a writer for the film Mattson Tomlin. He’s been cool and just starting to put things together. That’s where we’re at.”
Pick up BRZRKR #5 from your local comic shop this Wednesday to check out a brand new story arc!
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Tomlin has written for such movies as ‘Project Power’ and ‘The Batman.’ He also served as director for the film ‘Mother/Android.’
Boom Studios describes ‘BRZRKR’ as follow “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 world for centuries, the Berzerker 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.”
Besides ‘BRZRKR,’ Reeves is also set to star in ‘The Matrix Resurrections,’ ‘John Wick: Chapter 4,’ and will lend his voice-acting talent to ‘DC League of Super-Pets.’