KEY POINTS

  • Keanu Reeves' "BRZRKR" comic has been a huge hit
  • It will be turned into a live-action movie and anime series soon
  • Netflix broke the news on Twitter Monday

Keanu Reeves' comic book series "BRZRKR" will soon be turned into an anime series and live-action movie. NXOnNetflix, Netflix's "home of all things geek," tweeted Monday to announce that the epic saga will come to life on its streaming platform.

"Exciting news! Netflix is developing a live action film AND follow-up anime series based on Keanu Reeves' BRZRKR, a brutally epic saga about an immortal warrior's 80,000 year fight through the ages. Reeves will produce and star in the film, and voice the anime," NXOnNetflix said in its post.

Reeves will star in and produce the live-action movie and anime series.

"BRZRKR" is originally penned by Reeves and co-written by New York Times bestselling writer Matt Kindt. It is illustrated by Marvel artist Ron Garney, with colors by Bill Crabtree.

"The man known only as Berzerker is half-mortal and half-God, cursed and compelled to violence...even at the sacrifice of his sanity," its Google Books description reads. "But after wandering the world for centuries, Berzerker 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, Berzerker will be granted the one thing he desires – the truth about his endless blood-soaked existence... and how to end it."

The first 12-issue limited series of "BRZRKR" came out on March 3 and has so far sold more than 615,000 copies. Considering the success of the comic book, the creators are all set to create a live-action movie and anime series for Netflix.

Besides the comic book, Reeves has recently completed the production work for "The Matrix 4," starring Priyanka Chopra, Carrie-Anne Moss and Jada Pinkett Smith. It is the fourth installment of the "Matrix" franchise, and it is slated to come out on Dec. 16.

This spring, the actor will start working on "John Wick 4," which is expected to be released on May 27, 2022. 

Keanu Reeves -- who went on to become a top Hollywood A-lister with "Point Break," "Speed" and "The Matrix" -- is riding high again thanks to the "John Wick" films, and a viral internet campaign dubbing him the nicest guy in Hollywood Keanu Reeves -- who went on to become a top Hollywood A-lister with "Point Break," "Speed" and "The Matrix" -- is riding high again thanks to the "John Wick" films, and a viral internet campaign dubbing him the nicest guy in Hollywood Photo: AFP / VALERIE MACON