Mattson Tomlin is Writing the Live Action ‘BRZRKR’ Movie for Netflix, Based on the Violent Keanu Reeves Comic

by Susan Ryant

Launched this year, Keanu Reeves co-wrote and co-created a comic series titled  BRZRKR , notable for featuring a killing machine who looks a whole lot like, well, Keanu Reeves himself.

As we recently learned, Reeves will star in a live-action feature film adaptation of the tale for Netflix, with an animated series also in the works. Reeves will be producing the anime series, and reportedly also voicing his character from the film. Collider provides an update on the projects this week, reporting that Mattson Tomlin (The Batman) is writing the movie!

As for the animated series…

Reeves tells Collider, “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.”

BRZRKR is being described as a “brutally epic saga about an immortal warrior’s 80,000 year fight through the ages. The man known only as ‘B’ (Reeves) is half-mortal and half-god, cursed and compelled to violence… even at the sacrifice of his sanity. But after wandering the earth 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.”

Published by BOOM! Studios, BRZRKR was written by Reeves and Matt Kindt.

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