Frank Miller's classic comic
Batman: Year One
is being turned into an animated movie, and The Hollywood Reporter has details of the voice cast, as well as a couple of exclusive images.
Bryan Cranston (
) will provide the voice of Jim Gordon, with Ben McKenzie (
) playing Bruce Wayne/Batman.
Eliza Dushku will lend her purr to Catwoman, and
's Katee Sackhoff is Gordon's colleague (and lust object) Sarah Essen.
The adaptation will be a straight-to-DVD original, though it will have its premiere at Comic-Con this July.
Miller's origin story is one of the best-known Batman comics. It was almost adapted into a live-action movie by Darren Aronofsky several years ago, and small nods to it can be seen in Christopher Nolan's
As Bruce Wayne is establishing himself as a masked crimefighter, he joins forces with Lieutenant Gordon, who plays a pivotal role in the story.
Executive producer Bruce Timm (of the superlative
Batman: The Animated Series
and more) told THR: "The source material is surprisingly cinematic; it's a pretty straight forward literal retelling.
"[David] Mazzucchelli's artwork is beautifully composed and we were able to refer to the comic for about 80 percent of the camera setups."
Check out a couple of images from the adaptation below:
Batman: Year One
is expected to have a home video release this autumn.
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