Keanu Reeves will be producing and starring in a live-action movie and anime series based on BRZRKR, a comic book he is co-writing with Matt Kindt, featuring art by Ron Garnery.
The first book of the 12-issue comic book series was released on March 3 by Boom! Studios and the story is about an immortal killing machine named Berzerker, who helps the US government with special missions in exchange for them finding a way for him to finally die.
BRZRKR #1 basically sees the guy rampaging his way through an entire building of soldiers while ignoring all the bullets that are piercing his body, and even uses one as a surfboard to get from the upper levels to the ground floor. It’s “brutally violent” stuff... in other words, perfect for the actor who also plays John Wick.
According to a report by The Washington Post, Reeves was the one who came up with the idea of BRZRKR back in 2017, and initially reckoned it would be for a film, but eventually decided to go with a comic book first.
Variety reports that BRZRKR #1 has sold more than 615,000 copies to date, which makes it highest-selling comic book debut in almost 30 years. The agency also reports that the live-action movie will be released first, followed by the anime series, in which Reeves will also voice the lead character.