Keanu Reeves made his debut as a comic book creator this month with the release of BRZRKR #1, the first issue in a new series from Boom! Studios about an immortal warrior’s 80,000 year fight through the ages, and now comes word that Netflix has snapped up the rights to the comic for a feature film adaptation and subsequent anime series spinoff.
The official description for the comic reads:
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.
SEE ALSO: Read our review of BRZRKR #1 here
Reeves is set to produce and star in the movie adaptation, as well as reprising his role for the anime series, which will expand the BRZRKR universe by further exploring different elements of the story. Also producing are Ross Richie and Stephen Christy of Boom! Studios and Stephen Hamel of Company Films.