Netflix continues to be interested in comics. To compete with Disney + on its own ground, while still taking an interest in different universes, the platform announces an adaptation of the BRZRKR comics, written by no other by Keanu Reeves.
We no longer count the adaptations of comics in preparation at Netflix. The platform is keenly interested, like its associates, in the 9th art and continues to announce projects that go in this direction. On Twitter, Netflix on Netflix unveils its new project inspired by BRZRKR. If this name means nothing to you, its author is famous. After having met with resounding success on its release, Keanu Reeves’ comic book, co-written with Matt Kindt, will be adapted into live action. The twelve numbers, published by Boom Studios, will be the subject of a film with Keanu Reeves in the cast. For the moment, the platform remains discreet on the details of the project, which we imagine to be still in the embryonic stage.
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
On the plot side, we will follow the adventures of a man known as Berzerker. Half-mortal and half-God, he is cursed and forced to violence, and even to the sacrifice of his sanity. After wandering the world for centuries, he may have finally found refuge working for the US government. He leads battles that are too violent and too dangerous for ordinary people. In return for his services, he will receive the only thing he wants: the truth about his origins. We do not yet know who will be behind the camera, or even if the two creators of the comics will be in the script. On the other hand, we already know that Keanu Reeves will be in production, but also in front of the camera in a role for the moment unknown. Could he play the main character? Only time will tell.
An animated series in development
The film will not be the only project inspired by the BRZRKR comics. Netflix also announces that a spin-off, which will take the form from an animated series, is also under development. The project is still very mysterious and we do not know at all what plot will take place. On the other hand, Keanu Reeves will not be far since he should lend his voice to one of the characters. It remains to be seen from now on when these two productions will be broadcast. In all cases, we will find the actor in the Matrix fourth opus, December 16, 2021.