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NEW DELHI — Liquid Comics announced a publishing partnership to release “Dead Soldier,” an original four-issue comic book series from filmmakers John Moore (“Max Payne”) and Richie Smyth. Liquid Comics’ Bangalore-based studio will create artwork for the series in line with the studio’s partnerships for comics with filmmakers including John Woo, Shekhar Kapur and Guy Ritchie.
Liquid Comics was founded by Gotham Chopra, Sharad Devarajan and Suresh Seetharaman and uses graphic novels to develop properties for theatrical live-action films, animation and video games.
“I’m thrilled to have been a part of getting Richie’s epic to page and ultimately to screen, with both Gotham Chopra and Sharad Devarajan, who stand head and shoulders above the rest in what has become a crowded market for labels. Liquid have their eye firmly fixed on the translation of great, graphic stories to screen,” said John Moore.
“Dead Soldier” is the story of Colonel John Donner, a.k.a. John Doe, set in the last days of World War One, when through a twist of events, Donner is “transformed into a creature of unthinkable power.”
“’Dead Soldier’ is a tale that brings the world as we know it to its knees. This is only the beginning,” added Smyth.
The comic book series will be released in stores in September by Liquid and publishing partner Dynamite Entertainment. Digital editions of the comic book series will also be available in September for iPhone, Sony PSP and online at Scribd.com.
Liquid Comics currently has a number of film and television properties in development including the Warner Bros. film adaptation of “Gamekeeper” with Guy Ritchie, “Virulents” with John Moore, “Voodoo Child” with Nicolas Cage’s Saturn Films and Reliance and “Beyond” as a theatrical film with author Deepak Chopra.
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