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BOOM! Studios and Keanu Reeves’ ‘BRZRKR’ headed to Netflix

‘BRZRKR’ is headed to Netflix for a live-action film and anime project.

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BOOM! Studios has announced Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt, and Ron Garney’s BRZRKR is headed to Netflix. The rights to BRZRKR’s by Netflix will result in a live-action film and an anime spinoff. Based on an idea by Keanu Reeves, BRZRKR was first announced last summer as a Kickstarter, which was wildly successful.

The BRZRKR comic has been a huge success with colors by Bill Crabtree, letters by Clem Robins, and character designs and covers by Rafael Grampá. The series has been so successful the first issue even sold out after over 600,000 copies were sold and went back to print!

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Per BOOM! Studio’s press release, Reeves has recently wrapped production on The Matrix 4 with John Wick 4 set to start filming in the spring, so there’s some time before we’ll see him suit up for BRZRKR.

So what’s BRZRKR about?

– 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.

You can pickup BRZRKR #1 now in comic shops where available, or digitally as it was released earlier this month on March 3rd. BRZRKR #2 is set for release on April 28th in a planned 12 issue run.

BRZRKR #1

Credit: BOOM! Studios

For more info on this project, read BOOM! Studios’ official press release below.

– 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.

– 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 created by Keanu Reeves, written by Reeves and New York Times bestselling writer Matt Kindt, and illustrated by famed Marvel artist Ron Garney with colors by Bill Crabtree, letters by Clem Robins, and character designs and covers by Rafael Grampá

– BRZRKR originated from an original idea Reeves had been developing for a number of years.

– Cast: Keanu Reeves

– Reeves recently completed production on Matrix 4 which will be released later this year. He will begin production on John Wick 4 this Spring. 

– Keanu Reeves; Ross Richie and Stephen Christy for BOOM! Studios; Stephen Hamel for Company Films will Produce. Adam Yoelin for BOOM! Studios will Executive Produce

– 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.

– 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.

– This is a 12-issue limited series published by Boom! Studios, with the first issue having launched on March 3, 2021.

– The inaugural issue has already sold over 615,000, making it the highest-selling launch in almost thirty years.

– BOOM! Studios has a first-look deal for live action and animated television series with Netflix

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