Just when Keanu Reeves has reached his peak, with John Wick 4 and The Matrix 4 coming soon, he does something even more incredible. It was recently announced that Reeves is set to star as his own comic book character in the Netflix film adaptation of the star’s own graphic novel BRZRKR.
Reeves created a graphic novel featuring himself as the lead character and is about to produce and star in a Netflix adaptation of his work. Even though the graphic novel only launched this past month, it has already sold over 615,000 copies. This huge influx of sales has made BRZRKR the best-selling original comic book launch in over 30 years, which undoubtedly grabbed Netflix’s attention.
Netflix ordered a live-action film, as well as an animated series based on BRZRKR, with Reeves set to voice the main character.
BRZRKR follows an immortal warrior’s brutal 80,000 year fight through the ages. Here’s the official description of the graphic novel on Simon & Schuster:
“The man known only as Berzerker is half-mortal and half-God, cursed and compelled to violence...even at the sacrifice of his sanity. But after wandering the world for centuries, Berzerker 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, Berzerker will be granted the one thing he desires – the truth about his endless blood-soaked existence…and how to end it.”
Wow! Have you read BRZRKR? Do you think you will watch the movie or the animated series on Netflix?
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