Adapting Evil with Batman: The Killing Joke’s Bruce Timm and Sam Liu
This year at Comic-Con Hall H was not the only place generating a lot of excitement. Friday night in Ballroom 20 was creating quite a buzz among the attendees. This is because of DC’s new animated movie Batman: The Killing Joke which was premiering. One of the best graphic novels involving Batman and his arch-nemesis The Joker. What was also unique about this film was the rating it received. Usually most animated films get a G, PG, or maybe a PG-13 rating. Not this one, it was bumped up to a R rating. Sure with the content of the graphic novel I understand. The question is would the world comprehend it, and would they go see it.
The answer is yes! They came out in herds.
This is mostly thanks to the creative minds behind Batman: The Killing Joke, yes Alan Moore wrote the comic but the talents and pedigree of Executive Producer Bruce Timm and Director Sam Liu are what will bring it to the big screen. Timm is a legend of DC animation and discusses his vision and goal for the film. While Director Sam Liu discusses the films difficulty and the challenges it ultimately brought.