Sunday, May 11, 2008

WIRED digs BatAnime

Maybe because the first (last...most recent...previous) live-action film didn't really move me, I find the look of the animated Gotham Nights more compelling. The fannish Wired blog seems to agree.

"From a visual point of view, this is the most stylized Batman that's come out of Warner Bros.," explained Batman lifer Alan Burnett in a press release. "What they've done is really eye-catching, and it truly expands his world. Their visualization of Gotham City is stunning, and it's very interesting to see how they've envisioned Batman, his environment and his action and movements.

Burnett is joined by famed comics scribes Greg Rucka and Brian Azzarello, as well as cinema and TV writers Josh Olson (A History of Violence), David S. Goyer (Batman Begins) and Jordan Goldberg (The Dark Knight). But the new visionaries of this iteration, as with eye-popping, brain-crunching Animatrix, are the mostly Pacific Rim directors hired on to stylize Bruce Wayne's superego for the 21st century, including Shojiro Nishimi, Futoshi
, Hiroshi Morioka, Yasuhiro Aoki, Toshiyuki Kubooka and Jong-Sik Nam.

It's by far the darkest
Dark Knight ever to hit the screens, large or small."

Go here to watch more in-depth shit as a bunch of DC creators discuss.

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