DC Is Reportedly Producing an Animated 2-Part Film Adaptation of BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN
An interesting report has surfaced from RTF that says DC and Warner Bros. are developing a two-part film adaptation of the classic Batman story arc Batman: The Long Halloween.
I love this Batman story! It’s one of my favorites, and I was hoping to see it adapted as a live action feature film one day, but a two-part animated film will be good enough to tide me over. I’m actually surprised that it’s taken so long to bring this story to life!
I know that Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight was inspired by certain aspects of the book, but I’ve wanted to see a direct adaptation of the Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale comic.
If you’re not familiar with the story for some reason, here’s a synopsis:
Christmas. St. Patrick’s Day. Easter. As the calendar’s days stack up, so do the bodies littered in the streets of Gotham City. A murderer is loose, killing only on holidays. The only man that can stop this fiend? The Dark Knight. In a mystery taking place during Batman’s early days of crime fighting, Batman: The Long Halloween is one of the greatest Dark Knight stories ever told.
Working with District Attorney Harvey Dent and Lieutenant James Gordon, Batman races against the calendar as he tries to discover who Holiday is before he claims his next victim each month. A mystery that has the reader continually guessing the identity of the killer, this story also ties into the events that transform Harvey Dent into Batman’s deadly enemy, Two-Face.“
It’s said that this will be a standalone project and will not connect to any of the previous DC animated films. We also have details on the voice cast, which includes Troy Baker, Jensen Ackles, Naya Rivera, Titus Welliver, David Dastmalchian, Jim Pirri, Amy Landecker, Matthew Gray Gubler, Katee Sackhoff, and Fred Tatasciore.
Some of these voice actors have been a part of previous DC animated films and have played different characters. For example, Baker has played Joker, Two-Face, and Batman. So it will be interesting to see who they will end up playing in this film.
I’m pretty excited about this. The great story is already there, now I hope that they can bring some high quality art and animation to the project.