Six Interlocking Films, Six Celebrated Directors, One Groundbreaking Masterpiece
Get ready to rage against evil, as Anime Expo® 2008 brings a screening and panel of the highly anticipated BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHT two days before it is released on DVD, Blu-Ray and On Demand to this year¹s Anime Expo® 2008 held from July 3-6, 2008 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. More information can be found on the website www.anime-expo.org.
As the third in the popular DC Universe series of original, animated PG-13 films, Batman Gotham Knight is a fresh and exciting new entry into the Batman mythos. Presented by a cross section of distinguished creators, award winning producers and acclaimed writers, Batman Gotham Knight weaves six interlocking stories that reveal Bruce Wayne¹s journey to Dark Knight, each with stylish art from some of the world¹s most revered animation visionaries. A collaboration between DC Comics, Warner Premiere, Warner Home Video and Warner Bros. Animation, the production was divided among three renowned anime studios Studio 4ºC, Production I.G and Madhouse and included the truly inimitable visions of directors Shojiro Nishimi, Futoshi Higashide, Hiroshi Morioka, Yasuhiro Aoki and Toshiyuki Kubooka. The six enthralling stories are penned by several of the most talented writers of film, comic books and animation, including Academy Award®-nominated screenwriter Josh Olson (A History of Violence), David S. Goyer (Batman Begins), Emmy®-winner Alan Burnett (Batman: The Animated Series), Jordan Goldberg (Associate Producer, The Dark Knight), and award-winning comics writers Greg Rucka and Brian Azzarello. Batman Gotham Knight presents thrilling new adventures of Batman that spotlight several of Gotham City¹s most dangerous villains, including the fearsome Scarecrow, the freakish Killer Croc and the unnerving marksman known as Deadshot. Batman Gotham Knight is produced by Emma Thomas (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight), Michael Uslan & Benjamin Melniker (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight), Toshi Hiruma and Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series). The all-new, original movie will arrive July 8, 2008 on DVD and Blu-ray Disc, and will also be available OnDemand and Pay-per-View as well as available for download on the same day as release date.