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Keanu Reeves Confirmed To Star And Produce 'BRZRKR' Live-Action Film

Keanu Reeves has many projects under his name but it will surprise you that his upcoming film and anime series are based on a comic created by himself

By Ingrid Mateos

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Keanu Reeves (AFP)

Isn't it incredible how one of the sweetest and kind actors in Hollywood ends always portraying violent characters? Actor Keanu Reeves is the one we are talking about here. After many action movies like Matrix and John Wick, the star is back again with a new project called 'BRZKR' and you will not believe it, but the actor alongside Matt Kindt were the ones behind this comic's creation. Matt Kindt is an American comic book writer, artist, and graphic designer, known for his work on the books Dept. H, Mind MGMT, Justice League of America, Spider-Man, Ninjak, and Rai. He has been nominated for several Eisner Awards and Harvey Awards. Also, the comic is illustrated by Marvel artist Ron Garney with colors by Bill Crabtree, letters by Clem Robins, and character designs and covers by Rafael Grampá.

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One feature that all the characters Keanu Reeves plays is that all of them are memorable and badass (even that one character in 'Always be my Maybe') and this one is no exception. The comic follows an immortal warrior known as Berzerker, who fights as long as eternity allows him. Half-mortal and half-god, 'B' is known for his violence and wanders for centuries until he settles down working for the U.S government fighting the most dangerous and deadliest battles “In exchange, B. will be granted the one thing he desires – the truth about his endless blood-soaked existence…and how to end it” If you thought 'John Wick' was violent, 'BRZKR' will give you nightmares. The BRZKR comic will have 12 installments and collected in three graphic novels. The second comic of 'BRZKR' will be out on April 14, and in the preview they let us know that U.S. government Doctor Diana Ahuja is trying to help B's memories full of violence and tragedy, more than anyone else that has lived on earth “But is Diana here to help him... or is she serving a darker agenda?”

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The comic generated a lot of expectations before its release and since its launch, the comic has been a total success selling 615,000 copies, making it the highest-selling debut in almost 30 years. With such success and someone as Reeves behind the project, it was obviously going to turn into a bigger work. A live-action film is set to release followed by an anime series though no release date or more data was revealed. In both, Keanu will participate, acting in the first one and voicing the second. Even if you have not heard about this, there is a video where Reeves, as a narrator, explains what this is about.

The ones that made this exciting project happen are no other than Netflix. Known for always searching for high-quality content, they are backing up the comic book here. Reeves will produce the film alongside Ross Richie and Stephen Christy for BOOM! Studios and Stephen Hamel for Company Films. Adam Yoelin will executive produce for BOOM! Studios.No director, writer, or cast members have been revealed. Recently Netflix has been expanding its releases and apparently is looking to compete directly with Marvel or DC movies, creating its own cinematic universes. Another example of this is their recent project 'Army of the Dead' by Zack Snyder which is also getting a prequel and an anime series.

The actor who is 56-years-old has been quite busy and thanks to that, for now, we have to content ourselves with the upcoming films Keanu Reeves has been working on. The so-long-awaited sequel of Matrix and also the sequel of the 'John Wick' saga. Although there are no release dates for any of them, we certainly are waiting patiently.

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