The first trailer for Batman: The Killing Joke (opens in new tab) made it pretty clear that Sam Liu's animated adaptation of Alan Moore and Brian Bolland’s seminal graphic novel would be sticking pretty close to the aesthetic of the source material, and the first clip from the film - courtesy of DC All Access (opens in new tab) - is further confirmation of that fact.
The scene in question is one which will be familiar to those who have read the graphic novel, as we see Batman meet with the Joker in Arkham Asylum. Check it out below (skip to 3:55 for the clip)...
While there have been some great DC animated movies - I highly recommend you seek out Batman: Under the Red Hood and Justice League: Doom if you haven't already - their more recent output has varied in quality. I've got high hopes for The Killing Joke though, and with Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill providing the voices for Batman and the Joker once again chances are good that it will be one of the better films in DC's animated catalogue.
Starring Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, Tara Strong, and Ray Wise, Batman: The Killing Joke will be playing in cinemas for one night only on July 25, 2016 before being released on DVD and Blu-Ray on August 2, 2016.
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