This seems an appropriate note on which to close out a month of Batman coverage to celebrate The Dark Knight Rises.
Warner Brothers’ superb animated department are doing an animated adaptation of Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns, one of the truly iconic Batman stories. Really, it’s great. And they’ve assembled a pretty neat cast, including Peter Weller (Robocop) as the Dark Knight himself. They are, unfortunately, splitting the movie into two seventy-minute chunks (rather than one one-hundred-and-twenty-minute film), but it looks like they’ve done a good job capturing the look and feel.
The Batman themed adaptations have (generally) been the strongest entries in the series, so I’m cautiously optimistic.