Netflix has acquired the rights to the BOOM! Studios comic book BRZRKR and will first adapt the story into a feature film followed by an anime spinoff series...
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.
BRZRKR is created by Keanu Reeves, from an original idea Reeves had been developing for a number of years, now in comic format by Reeves and New York Times bestselling writer Matt Kindt, and illustrated by famed Marvel artist Ron Garney with colours by Bill Crabtree, letters by Clem Robins, and character designs and covers by Rafael Grampá. This is a 12-issue limited series published by Boom! Studios, with the first issue having launched on March 3rd.
Netflix will use the premise to develop a live action film starring Keanu Reeves, who will also act as producer alongside Ross Richie and Stephen Christy for BOOM! Studios; Stephen Hamel for Company Films will also produce. Adam Yoelin for BOOM! Studios will executive produce. The anime series will further expand the BRZRKR universe by exploring different elements of the story. In the series, Reeves will reprise his role and voice his character.
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