John Woo is back, but this time in a completely different way. He is set to release a new web series titled “Seven Brothers”, a novel written by Woo himself. He has brought in writer Garth Ennis (‘Preacher’) and Indian artist Jeevan J. Kang and is set to release the series through “Machinima”, which is a online network and reaches over a 118 million viewers monthly.
“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.
“Seven Brothers’ tells the story of how, 600 years ago, mighty Chinese treasure fleets set sail to reach every continent and how 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”.