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Netflix Is Turning Keanu Reeves' Graphic Comic Book Into An R-Rated Live-Action Movie

Stewart Perrie

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Netflix Is Turning Keanu Reeves' Graphic Comic Book Into An R-Rated Live-Action Movie

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Netflix is turning a graphic comic book written by Keanu Reeves and Matt Kindt and drawn by Ron Garney into a live-action movie.

BRZRKR (which is pronounced berserker) is about a man who is half-human and half-God and is 'compelled' to violence.

The synopsis explains: "After wandering the world 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."

Credit: BOOM! Studios
Credit: BOOM! Studios

It sounds pretty intense and it looks like the live-action version of the 12-issue limited series will be just as violent.

There's one scene where a guy's head explodes from a single punch and another moment where a bloke gets stabbed with a piece of his own ribcage. Yep - it's exceptionally violent.

Keanu Reeves will produce and star in the film and he's teamed up with The Batman writer Mattson Tomlin to help get the comic book pages turned into a script.

In addition to that, Netflix has also commissioned a TV anime spinoff series about BRZRKR.

Speaking to Collider, Reeves said he's super stoked about the projects.

Credit: Warner Bros.
Credit: Warner Bros.

"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."

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, keanu reeves, Netflix

Stewart Perrie
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