30 years ago, Keanu Reeves took the first steps toward proving he was more than just one half of the "Bill & Ted" movie franchise when he appeared in a Paula Abdul music video for "Rush Rush", which was a tribute to James Dean.
With three "Bill & Ted" movies, the "Matrix" & "John Wick" series now dotting his resume, Reeves is trying something new.
Writing a comic book.
After a four month wait, BRZRKR finally landed on store shelves earlier this month from Boom! Studios. Created and co-written by Reeves with one of the current hot commodities in the comics industry in Matt Kindt, BRZRKR, a 12 issue maxi-series, is the story of an ancient warrior, thousands of years old, who now works for the government in exchange for giving up his immortality and allowing himself to pass on.
Artistically, veteran artist Ron Garney creates a visual mix that recalls what may well be his own influences, such as Joe Kubert, the Buscema brothers, and, to an extent, John Romita, Jr.. It wasn't long after the first issue was released that it was announced that Netflix will do a movie adaptation, plus an anime series. Reeves is, unsurprisingly, interested in doing both.
Reeves also narrates the Boom! trailer for the series: