– by Joseph Jammer Medina

IGN has released a brand new trailer for the upcoming DC animated film, Batman: Gotham by Gaslight. The film brings to life the DC Comics one-shot from Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignola.

The story is an Elseworlds tale, wherein characters are taken out of their usual time and/or setting and thrown into a whole new scenario (I highly recommend Red Son if you haven’t seen it). This tale threw Batman out of modern Gotham City and into 1880s Gotham. This story pits Batman against the iconic serial killer, Jack the Ripper.

The new trailer from WB Animation brings the comic into motion, and also confirms an R rating along the way.

WB Animation continues to be hit-and-miss. Some recent entries like Batman: The Killing Joker and Batman and Harley Quinn were both panned by critics and fans like, but the other more recent Batman vs. Two-Face, fared much better.. Let’s hope that this new adaptation will skew more towards the latter films than the former.

Have you had a chance to check out the original Gotham by Gaslight comic? If so, what do you hope to see out of this new film adaptation? Let us know your thoughts down below!

Gotham by Gaslight hits Blu-ray and digital next year!

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.