At SDCC’s BRZRKR panel, Keanu Reeves spoke about his comedian’s deliberate anime adaptation and explains why it’s getting a film and a sequence.
At San Diego Comedian-Con, Keanu Reeves spoke in regards to the resolution to adapt his BRZRKR comedian guide into an anime sequence along with a live-action film. The 12-issue comedian sequence was created by Reeves in collaboration with comedian guide author Matt Kindt and is drawn by Ron Garney. Printed by Growth! Studios, the story follows a cursed immortal warrior recognized solely as B who agrees to work for the US Authorities in alternate for studying the reality behind his bloody and long-lived existence. The debut problem subsequently grew to become one of many highest-selling comics of the final decade.
In March final yr, Netflix introduced that they had been adapting the property into each a live-action movie starring Reeves within the main position and a follow-up anime sequence. In October final yr, screenwriter Mattson Tomlin, who assisted Matt Reeves with writing The Batman, was formally introduced to be offering the script for the hyper-violent live-action function. When Reeves first revealed Tomlin’s involvement within the challenge, he additionally prompt that the movie can be an R-rated function that wouldn’t be a direct copy of the comedian guide materials.
Up till lately, nevertheless, additional particulars have been few and much between till the BRZRKR panel at this yr’s San Diego Comedian-Con. Confirming that the follow-up animated sequence is at the moment being produced by Manufacturing I.G, the identical Japanese anime studio behind Ghost within the Shell, Reeves spoke about his love for the animated medium. Admitting that he initially watched anime as a child and didn’t perceive what it was, he would later be launched to movies like Akira and Ghost within the Shell by the Wachowskis whereas engaged on The Matrix. Calling anime “a number of the coolest shit I’ve seen as a human being,” he applauded the medium’s potential to painting not solely motion but additionally to expound upon morality tales about who we’re and what we’re about.
With BRZRKR doing so properly within the comedian sphere, there isn’t any doubt followers will probably be extra keen than ever to see Keanu not solely seem as B within the live-action movie but additionally lend his vocal abilities to the upcoming anime. No stranger to high-action properties, Reeves’ earlier work on movies like The Matrix and John Wick franchises will put him in good stead for Netflix’s plans for his comedian guide property. Furthermore, the selection to pursue an anime type of animation for the follow-up sequence matches completely with the comedian’s violent nature, and it’ll seemingly serve to translate the motion properly.
Whereas no official launch dates for both the BRZRKR movie or anime sequence have been revealed as of but, Reeves nonetheless has his plate full along with his return to the position of John Wick slated for March subsequent yr. With San Diego Comedian-Con at the moment in full swing, Lionsgate took the chance to tease Reeve’s return in a first-look picture and even a John Wick 4 teaser trailer. Now with BRZRKR additionally on the horizon in a number of codecs, it might appear that Reeves actually has his plate full for the very close to future.
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