Legendary acclaimed filmmaker John Woo (Mission Impossible 2, Face-Off, Red Cliff) launches today exclusively on Machinima the first four episodes from a New Animated Web Series Seven Brothers (through Liquid Comics and Tiger Hill Entertainement). It will air every two weeks.
The story is adapted from a Graphic Novel created by Woo with writer Garth Ennis and artist Jeevan J. Kang.
It is set in modern day Los Angeles. Seven men with nothing in common, must fulfill an ancient Chinese prophecy and face a powerful wizard best known as the Son of Hell to save the world.
“For me, working in comics is quite comfortable – it’s like the ultimate storyboard. The original Seven Brothers graphic novel, and this new animated comic book series, takes the seed of an idea I had about famous Chinese folklore to a whole new level.It creates a modern, global story, and an art form that is unique and yet, clearly, a brother to the film medium,” said creator, John Woo.
“We at Machinima are excited to partner with the Liquid team and world-class action directors like John Woo,” said Allen DeBevoise, Chairman and CEO of Machinima, Inc.“Because of the strong overlap between the worlds of videogaming and comics, Machinima was the natural distribution outlet for this high-octane animated series, and we hope our global audience of over 118 million viewers will enjoy it.We’ll continue to partner with the best creative talent to produce and distribute more and more original content that resonates with the male 18-34 demo.”