A new DC Comics based animated feature has been revealed, with a sneak peak being released earlier today.
The project will be an adaptation of the 1980s Elseworlds one-shot comic, Batman: Gotham by Gaslight, which was written by Brian Augustyn and drawn by Hellboy’s Mike Mignola. The story follows a Victorian-era take on Batman, who goes on the hunt for the notorious serial killer, Jack the Ripper.
Here’s a sneak peak of the upcoming animated film.
“Batman in this story is a little bit more accessible. He’s a little bit more human than what we’re used to seeing. The subject matter is a little bit tricky for us because you’re basically dealing with a serial killer who murders a bunch of prostitutes. It’s pretty potent stuff,” Executive Producer Bruce Timm said.
Creative Director Mike Carlin also noted the new faces added to the story, “It shouldn’t be just one character transported to another time,” Carlin said. “It should be all the characters in that hero’s life.”
Many central characters from the Batman franchise also make the time jump, the likes of James and Barbara Gordon, Jason Todd, Harvey Dent, Hugo Strange, Harvey Bullock, Poison Ivy and Selina Kyle, who works tirelessly to protect Gotham’s women during that time period.
No release date has yet been announced. For now, fans will just have to have their fill from the upcoming Batman and Harley Quinn animated feature film, which is due out on Blu-Ray and DVD on August 30th.