BRZRKR: THE BATMAN Writer Set to Pen the Live Adaptation of Keanu Reeves’ Immortal Warrior Comic Book Series!

By: John M Jerva

We finally have an update today regarding the live action film adaptation to BRZRKR which is Keanu Reeves’ rather awesome series of comic books which features an immortal warrior’s 80,000 year plus fight against the forces of evil. The film is still in pre-production but word has it that The Batman scribe Mattson Tomlin will be penning the script for a live action film based on the property.

Created by Keanu Reeves, 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.

Reeves is expected to play the lead role of B in the film and he spoke to Collider in a recent interview about the current status of the anticipated project.

“We’re working with Netflix who have been very cool,” Reeves stated. “They’re going to let us do an R-rated story which is cool. 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.”

In addition, Reeves also gave an update to the planned Anime series which will be set in the universe of the comic and stated that it comes down to finding the right animation company to handle the look and feel that he wants.

“We’re talking to a couple of different animation companies and trying to figure that out. And, again, for me I’m hoping to be inspired and influenced…there are some rules to the story, but I also want other creators to do their version of it. So I’m hoping to do a different version of a metaverse where in the sense having different storytellers with one set of rules but go other places with it. 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.”

Netflix has already been tasked with releasing the Anime series shortly after the movie hits. BRZRKR’s man protagonist of B bares a striking resemblance to the actor which probably was meant to be all along.

The BRZRKR film and series is set to be produced by Reeves and Company Films’ Stephen Hamel. Both the film and Anime series will be part of BOOM! Studios first-look deal with Netflix with BOOM! Studios’ Ross Richie and Stephen Christie serving as producers with Adam Yoelin acting as executive producer for the project.

The 12-issue limited series is based on an original idea of Reeves’ and he serves as a co-writer along with Matt Kindt. Ron Garvey from Marvel handled the illustrations for the book. The comic debuted in March and has since become the highest selling debut on over 30 some years with the first issue already selling a staggering 615,500 copies in its first print.

Reeves will next be seen in The Matrix: Resurrections which hits theaters and HBOMAX in December. The star is also currently filming the fourth John Wick film which stars an action drenched cast including Donnie Yen, Scott Adkins, Hiroyuki Sanada and Marko Zaror.

Keep it locked and loaded right here for more on the BRZRKR film and series as we are your destination for everything action!

Source: Collider

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