John Woo’s ‘7 Brothers’ Motion Comic

21 12 2011

*Contains Garth Ennis strength language!

7 Brothers is a collaboration between John Woo, writer Garth Ennis and Jeevan J.Kang. Woo himself takes on the role of executive producer, letting Chris Firestone and Jeremiah Strackbein from ‘Pixofactor Entertainment’ assume the respective roles of Creative Director and Animation Director/Producer. The story takes ancient Chinese folklore as a catalyst for a modern-day ‘quest’ narrative that brings seven strangers with mysterious powers together.

John Woo Quote from

“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.

The series is available on the youtube channel.

“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.”

Sharad Devarajan from Liquid Comics suggests that comic books are undergoing a digital revolution.

“We are thrilled to work with John Woo and the teams at Machinima and Tiger Hill to bring this exciting story to audiences worldwide through digital platforms,” added Liquid Comics Co-Founder & CEO, Sharad Devarajan.  “For Liquid, the future of comic books is about jumping from the printed page on to the digital screen and ‘John Woo’s Seven Brothers’ is the perfect project to launch our new line of animated web shows.”