The Hollywood Reporter has an exclusive article up about the upcoming direct to video adaptation of Frank Miller’s Batman: Year One. In addition to revealing the first still from the movie (above), the article details the casting and talks to Bruce Timm about adapting what is one of the greatest Batman stories ever told to the screen:
“The source material is surprisingly cinematic; it’s a pretty straight forward literal retelling,” he says. “Mazzucchelli’s artwork is beautifully composed and we were able to refer to the comic for about 80 percent of the camera setups.”
While Batman Begins borrowed a lot from Year One, this will be the first time it’s been completely adapted. And since the movie is going to be PG-13, they won’t really need to pull any punches. It’ll premiere at the San Diego Comic Con in July and then hit DVD/Blu-Ray in the fall.