Frank Miller’s (The Dark Knight Returns) comic book classic to become an animated movie. Bryan Cranston, Ben McKenzie, Eliza Dushku and Katee Sackhoff will lend their voices in Batman: Year One.
Lauren Montgomery and Sam Liu, who last collaborated on Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths together, are co-directing the twelfth entry in the continuing series of DC universe animated originals.
This feature will have its premiere at Comic-Con in July, but won’t arrive to home video until the fall.
In Year One, a young Bruce Wayne is first starting out as a costumed vigilante. He creates an early bond with Lieutenant James Gordon, whose importance in the tale makes it as much as Gordon’s story as Wayne’s.
Cranston (Breaking Bad) is playing Gordon, while McKenzie (Southland) is Wayne/Batman. Dushku voices Catwoman, while Sackhoff is Detective Sarah Essen, a Gordon love interest.
Alex Rocco lends his pipes as crime lord Carmine Falcone, who was played by Tom Wilkinson in Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins.
When discussing the adaptation, executive producer Bruce Timm acknowledged that “Mazzucchelli’s artwork is beautifully composed and we were able to refer to the comic for about 80 percent of the camera setups.”
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter