With “BRZRKR” Keanu Reeves has developed his own comic series together with Matt Kindt and Ron Garney, in which everything revolves around the demigod B, who has roamed the world as an immortal warrior for 80,000 years. Condemned to a life of violence, B slowly loses his mind. But after all these millennia, there is a silver lining, as B puts his skills at the service of the US government and supports them where it becomes too dangerous for everyone else. In return, he should finally receive the answer as to what is hidden behind his eternal existence.
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As has been known for a while, Netflix is currently working on a live-action adaptation of the comic series. The project is currently in an early stage of development, but it has already been confirmed that Keanu Reeves will star in the film adaptation. But that is not enough: As it is now said, the “John WickThe star may also be interested in directing BRZRKR for the streaming service.
First and foremost, we know Keanu Reeves from action films like “Speed”, “Matrix’ or the ‘John Wick”-rippers. What’s more, the superstar has also directed before, which logically means that “BRZRKR” would not be his directing debut. He first directed the 2013 martial arts smash Man Of Tai Chi. Reeves spoke about this in an interview with colliders as follows:
“I became a director because I was part of the writing process and didn’t want to give it up. I thought, ‘Oh, okay. I have to direct him.’ at ‘BRZRKR‘ I’m not quite there yet. I have to read the script.”
In addition to the live-action film, Netflix announced last year that it would also develop an animated series based on the BRZRKR templates that will span two seasons. There is no news about the series yet, but the film is slowly making progress. Screenwriter Mattson Tomlin (“Mother/Andorid”) has via Twitter recently announced that he has completed his draft of the “BRZRKR” film.
So it should only be a matter of time before Reeves gets to grips with the first draft of Tomlin and the next steps are taken as to who is being considered to direct the film. In the interview, Reeves said there is a “33% chance” that he will direct. In any case, it would be quite exciting to see how Reeves manages a second time in the director’s chair after the reviews for his “Man Of Tai Chi” have turned out to be rather subdued.
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