We finally have an update on the live-action BRZRKR comic book movie adaptation series via Keanu Reeves, both of which are being produced for Netflix.
BRZRKR’s live-action adaptation will hit Netflix soon
In an interview with Collider, Reeves revealed that “We’re working with Netflix, who have been very cool. They’re going to let us do an R-rated story which is cool.”
He continued, “My ambition or hope is not to do a filmed version of the comic book so that they’ll have things in common, definitely the main character and his kind of rule set, but that we can take it to other places as well… We’re working on trying to set up a company with the animation, and we’ve hired a writer for the film, Mattson Tomlin. He’s been cool and just starting to put things together. That’s where we’re at.”
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A newcomer in the industry, Tomlin wrote Netflix’s action movie Project Thriller and also co-wrote the upcoming Batman alongside Matt Reeves. He is also the showrunner on Netflix’s Terminator anime series and is also writing a live-action Mega Man movie that may find its way to Netflix, thanks to Peter Charin and his Chernin Entertainment’s deal with Netflix.
The concept for BRZRKR was created by Reeves himself. The property was described by Netflix as 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.”
While BRZRKR is a huge success for Boom!, its first issue became the highest-selling issue since John Cassaday and Jason Aaron’s Star Wars #1 for Marvel Comics in 2015.
The release dates for BRZRKR film and anime series are yet to be announced. Reeves will return to the screen as The Matrix Resurrections will premiere in theaters and HBO Max on December 22.