Netflix has today announced partnering with BOOM! Studios, to bring a Keanu Reeves’ BRZRKR universe into its platform. As per the announcement, Netflix will co-produce BRZRKR, a comic that’s narrated by Keanu Reeves for years. This will be adapted into two parts, one as a live-action film and as a 12-issue anime released periodically, both having Keanu Reeves as the lead.
Netflix’s Launching a Keanu Reeves Universe
Netflix, fans of Keanu Reeves, and the indie film studio BOOM Studios are all set to have a good time coming up soon, as Netflix decided to pour life into the long-crafted Keanu’s comic series – BRZRKR. The name could be typical, but the content isn’t it. BRZRKR is an action-packed project launching on Netflix later this year.
Exciting news! Netflix is developing a live action film AND follow-up anime series based on Keanu Reeves’ BRZRKR, a brutally epic saga about an immortal warrior’s 80,000 year fight through the ages. Reeves will produce and star in the film, and voice the anime. pic.twitter.com/RVWEuBCXTJ
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) March 22, 2021
BRZRKR is created and written by Keanu Reeves in association with Matt Kindt, a New York Times bestselling writer. It’s illustrated by Ron Garney with letters by Clem Robins and colors by Bill Crabtree. Rafael Grampá does the character designs and covers. This team from BOOM Studios will now be collaborating with Netflix in making BRZRKR into a 12-issue Anime series, and a live-action film.
Both the adaptations will have Keanu Reeves as the lead character B, who’s described as half-mortal and half-god, cursed to be violent and immortal. He’d be aiding the US government in all its battles in exchange for finding the truth about his curse, and how to relieve it. The story is touted to be packing more action than what we’ve seen in John Wick, so be prepared.
While the making of the live-action film is yet to be started, the first issue of the 12-issue anime series of BRZRKR has already been made available. BRZRKR has been an instant success as it raised nearly $2 million in crowdfunding from Kickstarter even before the release of the first issue earlier this month.
There are over 615,000 copies of it sold over to date, and keeping the fans excited about the upcoming adaptations. This could help Netflix make a fresh universe as Disney’s Marvel and HBO’s Game of Thrones.