|DVD Box art for Batman: Year One|
Finally, the story of how the greatest crime fighter this world came about is going to be told in an animated feature film by Warner Bros and DC Comics as part of their DC Universe Animated Original Movies that includes titles like: Green Lantern: First Flight, Justice League: The New Frontier, Batman: Gotham Knight, Superman: Doomsday and the most recent All-Star Superman direct-to-DVD films.
The film is based on the classic 1987 story arc written by Frank Miller with art by David Mazzucchelli that appeared in Batman issues #404-407. Its an origin story, mainly telling the whole origin of how Bruce Wayne became the Caped Crusader starting from the murder of his parents up to his first adventures as Gotham's heroic outlaw.
Batman: Year One is memorable because of its realistic depiction of its characters (notably Jim Gordon) and based on the trailer, it looks like the animation studio decided to keep that element in the film while mimicking Mazzuchelli's old-school art in the process.
I'm sure this film will be awesome. Another wonderful addition to my DC collection. Check out the trailer below.
Batman: Year One has a scheduled release date of October 2011.
[video via ComicVine and DVD art from JustPressPlay]