One of Batman's Best Stories Comes to Life in a New Animated Movie

I'd known about the upcoming animated adaption of The Dark Knight Returns for a while now, but that awareness receded somewhere into the back of my brain somewhere. Like Old Bruce in a bathrobe.

But this new trailer—via MTV Geek—is like "the rain on my chest," a baptism. A baptism of remembering. It makes sense to follow The Dark Knight Rises's success with an adaptation of one of the texts that inspired it. Peter Weller's a great choice for a geriatric Batman and the look of the film approximates Miller's line drawing pretty well.

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I, for one, cannot wait to recite all my favorite lines from Frank Miller's quote-tastic script word for word when this thing comes out. "You don't get it, boy. This isn't a mudhole... It's an operating table. And I'm the surgeon." The Dark Knight Returns Part emerges from the darkness and onto Blu-ray, DVD and digital download on September 25.


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