NEW YORK, Dec 19, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Liquid Comics and Tiger Hill Entertainment today announced 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 (YouTube.com/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.