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Keanu Reeves announces his retirement from film

by Stewart Cole

Keanu Reeves has announced a new departure from his film career with the news that he has written his first novel.

The John Wick The actor appeared in a pre-recorded segment on Good morning America on Wednesday (Jan. 10) to reveal that he's teamed up with award-winning author China Miéville for the new book.

The Book of Elsewhere he is in his world BRZRKR comic book series, created by Reeves with writer Matt Kidd and artist Ron Gurney.

The book's plot centers around an immortal warrior who embarks on a quest to understand why he was given eternal life.

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“It was great to have the opportunity to work together The Book of Elsewhere with one of my favorite authors, China Miéville,” Reeves said in a statement.

“China did exactly what I hoped – it came with a clear architecture for the story and how it wanted to play with its world BRZRKR, a world I love so much. I was excited by his vision and honored to be a part of this collaborative process.”

Miéville also shared his excitement, saying, “Sometimes the best games are the ones you play with other people's games. It was an honor, shock and delight when Keanu invited me to play.

“But I could never have predicted how generous he would be with the games he's spent so long creating, how happy we are to experiment together, how open to true collaboration.”

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And he concluded: “I hope readers experience even a fraction of the pleasure of reading The Book of Elsewhere that I lived in writing — in the serious business of playing.'

The BRZRKR The comic was the number one bestselling debut in over 25 years. The saga is set to be further expanded with a live-action Netflix film starring Reeves, as well as an anime spin-off.

The actor will also reprise his role as John Wick in the new spin-off film, Ballerina. Set between the second and third installments of the popular franchise, Reeves will star alongside There is no time for death starring Ana de Armas.

The Book of Elsewhere will be published in July. Ballerina currently scheduled for release on June 7th. The John Wick movies are available for purchase or rental Prime Videoplus DVD, Blu Ray and 4K Ultra HD.


Sara Baalla is a freelance news reporter for Digital Spy.

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