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A photo of Keanu Reeves looking serious at a red carpet event. His hair is shoulder length and he has a moustache and beard. He wears a grey suit, shirt and tie. Next to his photo is a graphic from his new comic book series BRZRKR. It shows an image of a serious looking man with shoulder-length hair blowing across his face. He has a moustache and beard, and some blood splattered on him.

Keanu Reeves to Star in Netflix Adaptation of His Comic Book “BRZRKR”

Netflix has secured the rights to BRZRKR, a comic book series created by Keanu Reeves  – and yes, he’ll be starring in the screen adaptations!

It’s no surprise really. The comic has been one of the biggest sellers in the world since its release just a few weeks ago. Plus the main character looks a lot like Keanu. Maybe a little more…rough?

Photo courtesy BOOM! Studios

Photo courtesy BOOM! Studios

BRZRKR, which is published by BOOM! Studios, co-written by New York Times best-selling author Matt Kindt and illustrated by Marvel artist Ron Garney, is an action-packed, graphic series about a man (named Berzerker) who is half-mortal and half-God. He’s cursed with a desire to commit violence, wandering the world for centuries trying to find out why he is the way he is and end his blood-soaked existence.

Thrilling, right?

And while yes, the comic is full of blood, gore and violence, it also has purpose.

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“He understands the cost of it. He finds life precious even after all this time,” Keanu said in a video posted to the Kickstarter page that made this whole project possible.

According to BOOM!, BRZRKR will first be adapted into a feature film followed by an anime spinoff series.

(Feature Image Credit: Keanu Reeves photo by DFree/Shutterstock.com, BRZRKR Cover Art by Rafael Grampá)

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