On the heels of the script being finished, Keanu Reeves talks about possibly directing his BRZRKR adaptation of the movie. Based on the comic book of the same name he created with Matt Kindt and Ron Garney, the sci-fi/fantasy project revolves around the titular warrior, who suffers from the power of immortality. BRZRKR follows his central character as he takes part in various wars and bloodshed as he struggles with his inability to die.
Development on a BRZRKR movie adaptation was announced just weeks after the Kickstarter-funded comic book launched, with Netflix acquiring the rights to both a live-action movie and a sequel anime series, with Reeves in both. Mattson Tomlin, who was not named for his the batter work and is co-writing The Batman 2 with director Matt Reeves, is set to script the live-action film. Tomlin has shared updates on the script’s development in the year since he was hired, having recently confirmed he was done writing the BRZRKR movie, and now the man at the helm has thoughts about who might continue to take charge.
While speaking with Collider to discuss the comic book franchise, Keanu Reeves offered some insight for the highly anticipated BRZRKR adaptation of the movie. The creator/star noted that he had yet to read the script for the film, which was recently confirmed to be finished, but hinted that there will be a “33 percentchance he directs it himself. See below what Reeves said about possibly directing:
I know it’s a lot of work, but the movie I directed husband of tai chi, was born, I became the director because I was part of the writing process, and I didn’t want to hand it over. I was like, oh, okay. I have to run this. I’m not quite there yet on ‘BRZRKR’. I need to read the script, but I’m also interested in having a collaborator and what they can add to it.
Why Keanu Reeves Directing BRZRKR Would Be Perfect
As he notes above, Reeves currently only has one directorial worth to his name in his nearly 40-year career with 2013’s husband of tai chi, in which he also starred as the film’s main antagonist, a crime boss who organizes an illegal combat operation in Hong Kong. Although the action thriller was box-office bombing, the action thriller generally scored critical acclaim from critics, with much praise directed at Reeves’ impressive directing skills in his debut outing, seemingly setting up a promising future for him in the director’s chair. It’s unclear why Reeves hasn’t started directing in the past ten years husband of tai chi came out, although given his personal ties to BRZRKR and insist on the various adaptations, he would be the perfect candidate to direct the film.
Besides being the comic book creator, Reeves would also be the perfect choice to direct BRZRKR for the extent of his experience in the action genre. Worked with some of the most acclaimed filmmakers and stunt performers over the years, including: The Matrix‘s Wachowski siblings and John Wick‘s Chad Stahelski, Reeves certainly absorbed a great deal of experience per proxy directing a variety of action styles for film. While the public waits for word on whether Reeves will pilot his BRZRKR film, they can look forward to the return of its genre with John Wick: Chapter 4 in cinemas from March 24.
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