Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Animation have announced the next direct to DVD animated movie in the animated original line is Batman: Year One. The Frank Miller tale is getting the movie treatment by Tab Murphy.
In addition to this news, the company also announced that Bryan Cranston, Ben McKenzie, Eliza Dushku, and Katee Sackhoff have been hired to provide voices for the characters.
- Bryan Cranston: Commissioner Gordon
- Ben McKenzie: Bruce Wayne/Batman
- Eliza Dushku: Catwoman
- Katee Sackhoff: Detective Sarah Essen
- Alex Rocco: Carmine Falcone
Bruce Timm is once again producing the animated movie, and says this will be a very faithful adaptation.
“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.”
The movie will have a PG-13 rating, and will have an exclusive premiere at the San Diego Comic-Con in July. The rest of us will need to wait until the fall to get our hands on it.