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Batman: Year One getting animated film adaptation

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Geek Tyrant reports: Warner Bros. Animation is going to develop Frank Miller‘s Batman: Year One into an animated feature. This is probably the most exciting animated DVD movies to come out of Warner Bros. animation. It is for me anyway, I’ve always wanted to see this story brought to life. At the same time I hope they don’t screw it up. This graphic novel is considered one of the best Batman stories ever written. Here is a little synopsis for you to read for those of you who for some reason haven’t heard of Batman: Year One.

A young Bruce Wayne has spent his adolescence and early adulthood traveling the world so he could hone his body and mind into the perfect fighting and investigative machine. But now as he returns to Gotham City, he must find a way to focus his passion and bring justice to his city. Retracing Batman’s first attempts to fight injustice as a costumed vigilante, we watch as he chooses a guise of a giant bat, creates an early bond with a young Lieutenant James Gordon, inadvertently plays a role in the birth of Catwoman, and helps to bring down a corrupt political system that infests Gotham.

According to Comics Continuum the animated film will be directed by Sam Liu, who co-directed Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths and Superman/Batman: Public Enemies. Of course Warner Bros. didn’t confirm that this project is really happening, but why in the hell wouldn’t they do it? This has the potential to be incredible! I hope they can pull it off, unlike some of their other DC Universe animated film adaptations.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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