Bryan Cranston – star of AMC’s hit series Breaking Bad – along with Ben McKenzie, Eliza Dushku and Katee Sackhoff, have been tapped to voice the characters for DC Entertainment and Warner Premiere’s Batman: Year One, the adaptation of the Frank Miller comic book classic, according to THR.
Lauren Montgomery (Superman/Doomsday, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern: First Flight) and Sam Liu (All-Star Superman, Thor: Tales of Asgard) are directing Batman: Year One, the 12th entry in the successful series of DC Universe animated originals. They’re working from a script by Tab Murphy. The feature adapts the landmark four-issue story written by Miller and drawn by David Mazzucchelli that first appeared in 1987, just after Miller’s seminal Batman: The Dark Knight Returns.
In Year One, a young Bruce Wayne is first starting out as the “caped crusader,” creating an early bond with Lieutenant James Gordon.
Cranston is playing Gordon, and McKenzie is Batman. Eliza Dushku will be the voice of Catwoman, while Sackhoff is Detective Sarah Essen, Gordon’s love interest. Additionally, Alex Rocco portrays crime lord Carmine Falcone. Executive producer Bruce Timm says the adaptation will remain faithful to the comic.
Batman: Year One is scheduled to be released on home video this fall, but will world premiere in July at San Diego Comic-Con.
Also, if you need a quick fix before Batman: Year One is released (or you attend the premiere at Comic-Con), THR has also posted a couple of images online. One is below, the other is RIGHT HERE.
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