Keanu Reeves has spent the last decade moving from different parts of the entertainment industry. Both The Matrix Resurrections and Cyberpunk 2077 proved he could hack it in games he had a pretty good action and comedy movie streak with John Wick and Always be my maybe, and he co-wrote the Graphic novel BOOM BRZRKR in 2020 with Matt Kindt and artist Ron Garney. And now it’s thanks to BRZRKR that Reeves is jumping into the anime realm.
At the San Diego Comic-Con panel for the Graphic Novel Featuring Reeves, Kindt, and Vitti on Friday, BOOM Development President Steven Christy revealed that the graphic novel is getting a two-part anime spin-off. seasons on Netflix, which is quickly becoming the place to make any anime adaptation you like. Adaptation management will be Production IG, whose previous work includes Haikyuu!!, Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex, and Eastern Eden. Beyond Reeves providing the voice of the main character, B, no other information was given.
BRZRKR tells the story of B’s life as an immortal demigod who has spent over 80,000 years becoming the perfect killer and now operates as a government agent, all while trying to find a way to undo his immortality. The audiovisual club reviewed the first issue back in 2020 and called it “a hyperviolent treat” and “a product that fully channels Reeves’ strengths as an action star…BRZRKR knows its central appeal and delivers, with a very high level of craftsmanship.”
Beyond the anime, fans of BRZRKR can also expect a novel set in the same universe, as well as an action movie in the near future, whenever Reeves finds the time to stop being the other invincible warrior who just wants to get out of his life. Reeves announced the news of the novel in the same panel, although he could not disclose which author he is collaborating with. He was in Berlin and met the author, who happened to be a fan of the graphic novel, and they chatted. “They enjoyed it and they had a lot of questions and they were open and curious,” Reeves said. “It will be a collaboration.”
Look for the third and final story arc of BRZRKR to hit in September, though that may not be the end of B and this blood-soaked universe he inhabits.
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