Virgin Comics released the official PR on their upcoming John Woo/Garth Ennis collaboration, SEVEN BROTHERS. Yoshitaka Amano will paint the covers. Details and PR:
Newly formed Virgin Comics is collaborating with Tiger Hill Entertainment, film-maker John Woo and partner Terence Changâs creative shingle, along with best-selling comic book writer, Garth Ennis to create Seven Brothers. The comic book series is set to debut in mid-October, it was announced today by Sharad Devarajan, Virgin Comicsâ chief executive.
John Woo created many top selling films in Hong Kong before moving to the United States where he has directed John Travolta and Nicholas Cage in Face/Off and Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible II, both for Paramount.
âAs an avid comic book collector for many years, itâs a dream come true to participate in the development of comic book history. We anticipate a long relationship with the comic book world and couldnât have asked for a more perfect first date,â? says Lori Tilkin, VP of Tiger Hill.
Indeed echoed Virginâs co-founder and Chief Creative Officer Gotham Chopra, âweâre especially excited to work with John and Terence and their team at Tiger Hill because they understand better than most the brave new world of leveraging creative ideas across multiple platforms. Itâs an honor for us to debut our Directorâs Cut line of comics with their leadership. Garthâs take on Johnâs idea is awesome and we are thrilled to bring it to the world.â?
Virgin Comics Directorâs Cut line aims to launch comic titles in collaboration with iconic film-makers. Wooâs Seven Brothers is the debut comic of the Directorâs Cut line. Virgin Comics plans to announce several more partnerships in the coming months.
âAll they had to say was âJohn Wooâ and I was sold instantly,â? added Garth Ennis.