Digital entertainment company Liquid Comics and Tiger Hill Entertainment announced Monday the launch of the first four episodes in a 13 episode animated web series from acclaimed filmmaker, John Woo (Mission Impossible 2, Face-Off, Red Cliff).
The series is being released exclusively on Machinima, with new batches of episodes to be distributed every two weeks. The animated series is an adaptation of the graphic novel, “Seven Brothers,” created by Woo, with writer Garth Ennis and artist Jeevan J. Kang.
“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.
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Seven Brothers tells the story of how, six hundred years ago, long before history’s great explorers stole the credit for their feats, mighty Chinese treasure fleets set sail to reach every continent.
These voyages of discovery left behind an evil legacy and a plot by a powerful Chinese sorcerer to dominate the world. Now, in modern day Los Angeles, an ancient prophecy must be fulfilled and seven men, with nothing in common but their destinies, must face the Son of Hell to save the world.
The animated series can be viewed exclusively online at YouTube.com/Machinima.
Tiger Hill Entertainment is John Woo and Terence Chang’s collaborative effort to create entertainment content for the transmedia world for which they are known in the feature film and television worlds.