Early Peek At The 'BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHT' Novelization

The cover art for Louise Simonson's adaptation of the upcoming direct-to-DVD animated feature has hit the 'Net.
JAMES HARVEY at World's Finest has provided an early look at the cover of the novelization for Batman: Gotham Knight.

Written by comics scribe Louise Simonson (Superman: The Man of Steel), the novelization will adapt the six stories that make up the highly anticipated direct-to-video animated feature.

Batman: Gotham Knight is set in the time period between 2005’s Batman Begins and the upcoming The Dark Knight, which stars Christian Bale as Batman and Heath Ledger as The Joker.

"After Wayne Manor is burned to the ground," reads the plot description, "Bruce Wayne establishes a new base of operations, and--as Batman--refines his personal vigilante mission, encountering foes both old and new."

The six animated shorts were directed by Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League) and written by Brian Azzarello (Batman: Broken City), David S. Goyer (Batman Begins), Greg Rucka (Gotham Central), Jordan Goldberg (producer, The Dark Knight), Josh Olson (A History of Violence) and Alan Burnett (Batman: TAS).

The animation is handled by three Japanese animation production houses--Production I.G. (Ghost in the Shell), Madhouse (Vampire Hunter D), and Studio 4°C (The Animatrix)--and each segment features its own distinct anime-influenced style.

"What you’re going to get from [Batman: Gotham Knight] is an animated Batman you’ve never seen before, both from a storytelling standpoint and a stylistic animation standpoint," Gregory Noveck, DC Comics senior VP-Creative Affairs, told KEVIN MAHADEO in Wizard's 2008 Movie Spectacular.

"Far from just a cheap tie-in, this looks like it's actually going to be an animated series with weight," JustPressPlay's ARYA PONTO posted in December.

You can look forward to more info on February 26: a Gotham Knight sneak peek featurette is included with the DTV animated movie, Justice League: The New Frontier.

Cover-priced at $6.99, the Gotham Knight novelization lands on bookshelves April 29th, courtesy of The Berkley Publishing Group. Batman: Gotham Knight is slated for a June video release. Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight hits theaters on July 18.

[Thanks to Robertn - Comics2Film.]
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