Comic fans have been hotly anticipating the release of Batman: The Killing Joke since the project was announced earlier this year. The straight to DVD and Blu-Ray animation has been touted as a visceral retelling of Alan Moore's 1988 graphic novel, but it looks it's not exactly going straight to disc.
From Alternative Press, we learn that Batman: Killing Joke will play in select theaters throughout the country on July 25, so save the date.
In case you need a primer: Batman: The Killing Joke tells the Joker's origin story, and is one of the most cherished stories in the greater Batman universe. It was originally a graphic novel written by Alan Moore, but it's getting the film treatment from DC Comics—and it's going to be the franchise's first R-rated film. Oh yeah, and Mark Hamill and Kevin Conroy are playing The Joker and Batman, reprising their respective roles from Batman: The Animated Series. It officially premiers at San Diego Comic Con.