Batman: The Killing Joke trailer and UK release date announcement

Check out the trailer for Batman: The Killing Joke

The new trailer for Batman: The Killing Joke has arrived, along with the news that it will be playing for one night only in Vue cinemas on 25 July before it’s available on Blu-ray and DVD.

The animated film of Alan Moore and Brian Bolland’s acclaimed and brutally dark (and problematic) graphic novel reassembles the animated series dream team, with Bruce Timm on board as executive producer, while Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill voice Batman and Joker respectively. Batman: Year One‘s Sam Liu directs from a screenplay by 100 Bullets and Joker writer Brian Azzarello.

“Based on the acclaimed DC graphic novel of the same name, Batman: The Killing Joke takes a journey into the dark psyche of the Clown Prince of Crime – from his humble beginnings as a struggling comedian, to his fateful encounter with Batman that changes both of their lives forever. Years later, and now escaped from Arkham Asylum, The Joker devises a plan to prove that one bad day can make anyone as insane as he is – setting his sights on Commissioner Gordon. It’s up to the Dark Knight to put a stop to The Joker’s latest scheme and save one of Gotham City’s finest. Following a gripping prologue introducing Barbara Gordon’s heroic adventures alongside Batman as Batgirl, Batman: The Killing Joke stays true to the authentic tale that has held fans’ imaginations for nearly three decades – spotlighting the birth of a Super-Villain, the fortitude of a Super Hero and the punchline that will leave you speechless.”

You can get tickets for the Vue Cinemas event here. Batman: The Killing Joke will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on 26 July. Keep up with the latest genre news with the new issue of SciFiNow. For more on the comics on which the film is based, check out the latest edition of the 100 All-Time Greatest Comics.