UPDATE: While speaking to Collider, Keanu Reeves revealed that The Batman co-scribe Mattson Tomlin has been hired to help write the story for the live-action BRZRKR. He also shared some details regarding the plans for the animated series:
“We’re working with Netflix who have been very cool. 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. 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,” Reeves told Collider.
Keanu Reeves (John Wick franchise) is set to star in the live-action adaptation and voice an anime series of his very own comic book BRZRKR from Boom! Studios.
Reeves will also produce both projects alongside Ross Richie and Stephen Christy of BOOM! Studios with Stephen Hamel of Company Films.
Streaming giant Netflix has picked up the rights to both projects, which is described 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.”