The Hollywood action man has teamed up with acclaimed New York Times graphic designer Matt Kindt to produce a 12-comic book series, “BRZRKR”.
Illustrated by Alessandro Vitti and distributed via Boom! Studios, which also publishes “Power Rangers” and “Bill and Ted,” the comic focuses on a violent demigod who wandered the earth, seeking answers to his existence.
“After wandering the world for centuries, Berzerker may have finally found refuge – working for the US government to lead the fighting too violent and too dangerous for anyone, ”the synopsis read.
While Reeves may venture into new territories with his latest project, the “John Wick” actor says he’s always been a comic book fan.
The 55-year-old star described the opportunity to work with Kindt’s team, Vitti, color artist Bill Crabtree and letterer Clem Robins as a “dream come true”.
In an interview with USA Today, Reeves revealed that at one point he dreamed 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, “I hope someone can play it. ”
Kindt, who has worked on a number of major titles including “Spider-Man” and “Justice League of America,” said in a statement that “BRZRKR” was a “potent cocktail of everything we love: the tale of an immortal warrior steeped in history, conspiracies, spirituality and a gigantic aid of insane action and violence – all with intense purpose and ultimately a heartbreaking discovery. ”
The first installment of “BRZRKR” is scheduled for print and digital publication on October 7.