DC Entertainment has released a couple of new clips from the upcoming animated adaptation of Frank Miller's classic comic, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1. Hopefully the movie turns out being as good as it looks. I thought Batman: Year One was going to be good, but it ended up being pretty disappointing.
Here's the synopsis:
It’s been a decade since Bruce Wayne hung up his cape, following most of the other superheroes who had been forced into retirement. Facing the downside of middle age, a restless Bruce Wayne pacifies his frustration with race cars and liquor – but the bat still beckons as he watches his city fall prey to gangs of barbaric criminals known as The Mutants.
The return of Harvey Dent as Two-Face finally prompts Wayne to once again don the Dark Knight’s cowl, and his dramatic capture of the villain returns him to crime-fighting – simultaneously making him the target of law enforcement and the new hope for a desolate Gotham City. Particularly inspired is a teenage girl named Carrie, who adopts the persona of Robin and ultimately saves Batman from a brutal attack by the Mutant leader. Armed with a new sidekick, and re-energized with a definitive purpose, the Dark Knight returns to protect Gotham from foes new...and old.
Peter Weller provides the voice of Batman/Bruce Wayne and is joined by David Selby as Commissioner Gordon, Ariel Winter as Robin, Wade Williams as Two-Face and Michael McKean as Dr. Bartholomew Wolper. It was directed by Jay Oliva, and written by Bob Goodman and executive produced by Sam Register and Bruce Timm.
The film will be released on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital platforms on September 25th. Check out the latest trailer for the film by clicking here. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 will be released in early 2013. Do you think this will be a solid adaptation of the comic?