I don't get excited about many of Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment animated films, but Batman: Year One is a story I am looking forward to seeing. It's hard not to get excited about seeing this comic brought to life. A trailer for the straight-to-DVD animated film has been released, and it looks like it could be a solid adaptation.
The film is based on the classic Frank Millar comic, and the animated film is being directed by Lauren Montgomery and Sam Liu who have already worked on several of the other animated comic book film adaptations at the WB. The film also has a great voice cast which includes Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Ben McKenzie (Southland), Eliza Dushku (Dollhouse) and Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica).
The movie is also scheduled to premiere at San Diego Comic-Con, the movie itself will be released sometime in the fall.
Here's a synopsis for the film:
A young Bruce Wayne has spent his adolescence and early adulthood, traveling the world so he could hone his body and mind into the perfect fighting and investigative machine. But now as he returns to Gotham City, he must find a way to focus his passion and bring justice to his city. Retracing Batman’s first attempts to fight injustice as a costumed vigilante, we watch as he chooses a guise of a giant bat, creates an early bond with a young Lieutenant James Gordon, inadvertently plays a role in the birth of Catwoman, and helps to bring down a corrupt political system that infests Gotham.
Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!