Keanu Reeves to make writing debut with comic book series BRZRKR; first issue releases in US in October

Keanu Reeves's BRZRKR centres on a violent demigod who has been wandering the earth, searching for answers about his existence.

FP Staff July 21, 2020 12:22:33 IST
Keanu Reeves to make writing debut with comic book series BRZRKR; first issue releases in US in October

Hollywood superstar Keanu Reeves is turning writer with upcoming comic book series 'BRZRKR'.

The 55-year-old actor has partnered with The New York Times bestselling graphic novelist Matt Kindt and acclaimed artist Alessandro Vitti for the 12-issue series, which will release in the US in October this year.

Keanu Reeves to make writing debut with comic book series BRZRKR first issue releases in US in October

Keanu Reeves | Image from Twitter @DiscussingFilm

Distributed by BOOM! Studios, which also publishes Power Rangers and Bill and Ted, the comic centres on a violent demigod who has been wandering the earth, searching for answers about his existence.

Check out the first look here

"The man known only as Berzerker is half-mortal and half-God, cursed and compelled to violence... even at the sacrifice of his sanity. But after wandering the world for centuries, Berzerker may have finally found a refuge – working for the US government to fight the battles too violent and too dangerous for anyone else.

"In exchange, Berzerker will be granted the one thing he desires – the truth about his endless blood-soaked existence... and how to end it," the official logline of the comic read.

Reeves said comic books have had a major influence on him since his childhood.

"I have loved comics since I was a young kid and they have been a significant influence on me artistically. To have the chance to create ''BRZRKR' and collaborate with legends in the industry like writer Matt Kindt, artist Alessandro Vitti, colour artist Bill Crabtree, letterer Clem Robins, and conceptual/cover artist Rafael Grampa – along with the great folks at BOOM! Studios – is a dream come true," the actor said in a statement posted on the publisher's official website.

On the film front, Reeves will next be seen in Bill and Ted Face the Music. He will also star in The Matrix 4 and the yet-untitled fourth instalment of his John Wick series.

(With inputs from Press Trust of India)

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