Keanu Reeves is writing Comics
Oh Keanu, is there anything that you can't do? Our Neo/Constantine/John Wick has finally written a comic book and is due in the fall of this year. The actor who has been enjoying a renaissance in his 36-year Hollywood career has teamed up with New York Times bestselling graphic novelist Matt Kindt to produce a 12-issue comic-book series, "BRZRKR."
The comic will be distributed through BOOM! Studios. This is the same company that publishes and distributes the current incarnation of both Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel. Keanu's comic centers on a violent demigod who has been wandering the earth, searching for answers about his existence. "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."
While Reeves may be venturing into new territory with his latest project, the popular and ever humble actor says he has always been a comic-book fan.
"I have loved comics since I was a young kid and they have been a significant influence on me artistically. The 55-year-old star described the opportunity to work with the team of Kindt, Vitti, color artist Bill Crabtree and letterer Clem Robins as a "dream come true." In one interview, Reeves even revealed that at one point he did harbor dreams of playing Wolverine and now he would "love to play Berzerker."
"It's a really fun story so if it's not me," he added, "hopefully someone can play it."
Kindt, who has worked on a number of major and high profile titles, including "Spider-Man" and "Justice League of America," said that "BRZRKR" was a "potent cocktail of all the things that comic book readers love: the tale of an immortal warrior laced with history, conspiracies, spirituality, and a gigantic helping of bonkers action and violence — all of these elements combined with intense purpose and ultimately a heartbreaking discovery."
The first installment of "BRZRKR" is scheduled for print and digital publication on October 7.