Warner Bros. has sent over the first clip from the animated adaptation of Frank Miller’s Batman: Year One. As you probably gathered from the title, the story chronicles the trials and tribulations of The Dark Knight. The book also looks at James Gordon’s first year working in Gotham and trying to root out corruption in the police force. Tommy caught the film at Comic-Con and felt it hewed too closely to the graphic novel. As for this clip, Batman picks the least impressive way to inform Gotham’s well-to-do criminals that he’s got his eye on them. And if a man dressed like a giant rodent interrupting your meal won’t set you straight, nothing will.
Hit the jump to check out the clip. The film features the voices of Ben McKenzie, Eliza Dushku, Katee Sackhoff, and Bryan Cranston. Batman: Year One hits DVD and Blu-ray on October 18th.
Here’s the official synopsis for Batman: Year One:
Batman: Year One is based on the landmark 1987 DC Comics titles from 12-time Eisner Award winner Frank Miller and illustrator David Mazzucchelli. The film depicts young Bruce Wayne’s return to Gotham City in his first attempts to fight injustice as a costumed vigilante. The playboy billionaire chooses the guise of a giant bat to combat crime, creates an early bond with a young Lieutenant James Gordon (who is already battling corruption from inside the police department), inadvertently plays a role in the birth of Catwoman, and helps to bring down a crooked political system that infests Gotham.