BATMAN:THE GOTHIC KNIGHT
On July 8th Warner Bros. and DC Comics will be releasing the animated film Batman: Gotham Knight on DVD. The movie will actually be six interlocking stories that will build up to the theatrical release of The Dark Knight. This little animated feature will actually be done using anime sensibilities. So picture what they did with The Animatrix and you have Batman: Gotham Knight.
The preview below is really interesting and they talk alot about the stories involved. Including some insight into each of the deadly villains that Batman will be facing off against.
Check it out below.
Have I Got A Story For You
A History of Violence screenwriter Josh Olson tells the story of how chance encounters with Batman by a group of youngsters leave each kid with a very different impression of the Dark Knight.
Producers – Eiko Tanaka and Bruce Timm. Director – Shojiro Nishimi Writer – Josh Olson
The Dark Knight
Acclaimed novelist/comics writer Greg Rucka tell the story of Gotham City police having to get over their distrust of Batman, while under fire from the mob.
Producers – Mitsuhisa Ishikawa and Bruce Timm. Director – Futoshi Higashide Writer – Greg Rucka
Writer John Goldberg showcases the incredible high-tech arsenal Batman commands and reveals that there are some things even Batman won’t do in his pursuit for justice.
Producers – Mitsuhisa Ishikawa and Bruce Timm Director – Hiroshi Morioka Writer – Josh Goldberg
In Darkness Dwells
Batman ventures into the Gotham sewers to face ‘Killer Croc’ a deformed thug who seems even monstrous after The Scarecrow returns with his fear toxin in this story by David S. Goyer, co. screenwriter of Batman Begins.
Producers – Masao Maruyama and Bruce Timm Director – Yasuhhiro Aoki Writer – David S. Goyer
Working Through Pain
Award-winning comics writer Brian Azzarello explores an early chapter in Bruce Wayne’s training, showing how a mysterious and exotic Indian woman named Cassandra introduced Batman to techniques that would help him to conquer the physical and spiritual consequences of his actions.
Producers – Eiko Tanaka and Bruce Timm Director – Toshiyuki Kubooka Writer – Brian Azzarello
Alan Burnett–one of the most acclaimed writers on the Emmy Award-winning, Batman: The Animated Series–ties together threads, as Batman must thwart an unerring assassin whose love of guns and disregard for human life lets him cross lines that even a Dark Knight won’t traverse.
Producers – Masao Maruyama and Bruce Timm Director – Yoshiaki Kawajiri Writer – Alan Burnett