BRZRKR by Keanu Reeves: The new comic hit for Netflix?
Netflix has caught a real hit: As the streaming service announces, they are working on a film adaptation of the comic “BRZRKR”, published by Boom! Studios based on an idea by Keanu Reeves. The main role in the action flick has already been taken.
Keanu Reeves writes comics – and gets the lead role in the Netflix adaptation
Everyone since Matrix and John Wick should know: Keanu Reeves and Action, they just go well together. Rather unknown: apart from the film camera, the Canadian actor has approached the genre from different perspectives. He recently lent his face to the character Johnny Silverhand in the long-awaited and spectacularly crashed game “Cyberpunk 2077”. In the comic book genre, he has recently also been making a name for himself.
Netflix became aware of this and just a few weeks after the first volume of “BRZRKR” (pronounced: berserk) was published, it was clear: streaming service, publisher and Reeves himself are coming together to bring the bloody comic to the screen in several versions.
Netflix announces comic hits: Action hit planned by and with Keanu Reeves
For the real version, Keanu Reeves is set as a seasoned action hero for the main role of “B”. He will also be on board as one of the producers. The story of B could go deeper than usual for many action films: The ancient, immortal and semi-divine warrior has been forced to cover the world with violence for thousands of years and risks his state of mind in the process. When he arrived today, the US government sent him on the most dangerous missions. He hopes to find out why he is who he is and finally to be able to die.
Good premise for a bloody splatter film, behind which there is a little more than just the genre-specific bloodlust. We can also look forward to Netflix’s further plans. Because then an anime series is to be created that tells the story. Again, Reeves will lend his voice to the lead role.
We are curious to see when the time will come because an exact date is not yet known. However, Netflix points to the upcoming filming of John Wick 4 this year. It is possible that work on “BRZRKR” will begin after that.