News about the animated adaptation of Alan Moore and Brian Bolland‘s classic Batman graphic novel The Killing Joke has been coming thick and fast since its announcement earlier this year. One of the biggest pieces of news regarding the adaptation was the R-rating the film is receiving upon release. Fans are excited to see what Warner Bros. Studios have done with the graphic novel and how they will adapt some of the more iconic scenes from the seminal novel. Everyone is speculating what to expect from the movie and the Nerdbastards team were no exception! A lucky few will even be able to see The Killing Joke on the big screen for one night only!
Fathom Events have taken it upon themselves to screen The Killing Joke in select theatres across the US (unfortunately, there is no such event in the UK!) the night after the movie premieres at this year’s San Diego Comic Con. Unfortunately, Fathom Events haven’t released the locations of the screenings and won’t until tickets for the showings go on sale Friday, June 17th. This is a brilliant opportunity for a film that wouldn’t get a general cinema release to be seen in theaters. It is a chance for fans who can’t make it to SDCC to experience The Killing Joke in a public forum, with likeminded fans.
There is an added bonus for the lucky lot who bag tickets to the screenings of The Killing Joke. At each show there will be an exclusive documentary focussed on Mark Hamill‘s involvement in the Batman universe and his decision to rejoin Kevin Conroy and the team in The Killing Joke. This is particularly important as Hamill takes on The Joker in what is widely recognised as a prominent origin story for the clown prince of crime.
The Killing Joke screenings will take place on the 25th July and tickets will be available from Fathomevents.com on Friday 17th June. If you aren’t lucky enough to get a ticket or live close enough to a screening, The Killing Joke is due for release on Blu-Ray and DVD on August 2nd.