Hollywood legend Keanu Reeves is thinking about directing Netflix’s film adaptation of BRZRKR, a comic book about an immortal warrior fighting through the ages.
The excitement is palpable as Keanu Reeves, known for his iconic role in John Wick, ventures into the world of comic book writing. Last year, news broke about his debut as a comic book writer for the series BRZRKR, featuring an ancient warrior on a violent journey spanning millennia. The concept seemed tailor-made for Reeves, both in terms of character creation and physical resemblance. Now, in a move that ensures this exceptional idea is fully realized, Netflix has announced that Reeves will not only star in a BRZRKR movie but might also take on the directorial role. Furthermore, he will lend his voice to the character in an accompanying anime series. This thrilling development proves that some ideas are simply too good to pass up.
After a remarkable Kickstarter campaign, BRZRKR debuted in 2021, captivating audiences with its gripping narrative. The comic’s immersive storytelling and visually stunning action sequences left a lasting impression on both critics and readers. With its protagonist bearing a striking resemblance to Keanu Reeves, it was only a matter of time before BRZRKR would make its transition to the big screen. In an exciting announcement last year, Netflix revealed its plans to adapt BRZRKR into a live-action film and an animated series spanning two seasons. Unsurprisingly, the role of the warrior will be portrayed by Reeves himself in the highly anticipated live-action adaptation.
Exciting progress has been made for the BRZRKR movie, with screenwriter Tomlin announcing on Twitter that he has completed the script. However, due to time constraints, Keanu Reeves, the star of the film, has not had the opportunity to read it yet. While it is still early in the process, and the director has not been confirmed, Reeves expressed his interest in potentially taking on the role himself. He revealed that there is a “33%” chance of him directing the film, indicating promising odds for fans eager to see Reeves’ vision brought to life on the big screen.
If Keanu Reeves decides to take on the role of director for the BRZRKR live-action film, it would allow him to ensure the adaptation remains true to the source material. Drawing from his previous experience as a director on “Man of Tai Chi” in 2013, Reeves expressed that his involvement as a director would stem from his strong attachment to the project and a belief in its potential. Similar to his previous venture, if he resonates with Mattson Tomlin’s script, Reeves is open to taking on the directorial responsibilities to bring his vision to life.
“I know it’s a significant undertaking, but with the film Man of Tai Chi, I ended up directing it because I was involved in the writing process and didn’t want to hand it over. I felt compelled to take on the directorial role. As for ‘BRZRKR,’ I haven’t reached that point yet. I need to read the script, and I’m also open to collaborating with someone and seeing what they could contribute to it.”
BRZRKR Netflix movie plot: What is it about?
While specific plot details for the Netflix adaptation of BRZRKR have yet to be disclosed, it can be assumed that the film will cover at least the first volume of the comic series. For those unfamiliar with BRZRKR, the story revolves around The Berzerker, a warrior who is half-mortal and half-god, and has endured for centuries.
As a lethal asset for the US government, Reeves’ character, The Berzerker, has been instrumental in altering history through his dangerous and violent assignments. Described by Boom Studios!, the publisher of the comic, The Berzerker takes on battles that are deemed too perilous and extreme for anyone else.
The upcoming final issue of BRZRKR, as officially announced by BOOM! Studios, reveals the details that will be incorporated into the film’s plot. With the entirety of the source material at their disposal, the filmmakers will have the opportunity to explore the story’s conclusion and delve into the truth behind the protagonist’s never-ending life of violence.
Is there a release date for the BRZRKR Netflix movie?
While an official release date for Keanu Reeves’ BRZRKR on Netflix has not been announced, it is anticipated that the comic book movie will likely be released on the streaming platform sometime in mid-2024 or later. However, it is important to note that release dates are subject to change, and it is always best to refer to official announcements for the most accurate information.