The upcoming R-Rated animated adaptation of the graphic novel, Batman: The Killing Joke will be released very soon, and the buzz and anticipation is starting to reach fever pitch. Fathom Events, which is hosting a special one-night-only theatrical screening of the film is achieving significant ticket purchases, making it one of the fastest-selling events in its history.
This event has become so popular that Fathom Events is adding 300 more theaters to meet demand. This addition will tally up to over 1,000 theaters hosting this Killing Joke screening – making this by far Fathom Events’ heaviest rollout.
In addition to the animated feature, audience members will get to experience a special introduction from Hamill, plus a never-before-seen documentary about the actor and his passion for this project. The event also includes a special behind-the-scenes look at how the Joker’s memorable, yet disturbing, song and dance number was recreated for this feature. Batman: The Killing Joke is a 2K presentation that has been remastered for this theatrical event.
The one-night-only screening event will be held on Monday July 25 at 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. in theaters. Meanwhile, the movie will be released on Blu-Ray and DVD August 2. You can buy your tickets for those screenings here.
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.
Source: Fathom Events via Variety