I’ve always been behind the people who make fan films. You’re a huge fan of the source material, you want to make something original with that, but you know that if you screw up even in the slightest that a horde of people could ultimately hate you because you didn’t have the budget or actors as Hollywood does. Well, let’s look at what Hollywood has done with comic properties. *ahem, Catwoman. Excatly.
Joe Petruccio is trying to get a web-series off the ground with, The Batman Chronicles. The series will follow the adventures of Batman, The Joker, and Jim Gordon. Below, we have the first trailer and synopsis for the movie.
Here’s the synopsis of the film.
Our Bruce Wayne is young, and doesn’t have all the answers to his past. He is still struggling with the inner guilt that stems from the night his parents were murdered. His choice to become “The Batman” was to be his atonement. Our series begins with Batman not far along in his crime-fighting career. He’s not perfect, he’s naive, and he has a lot learn.
Now, a new crime syndicate has taken over the streets of Gotham: The Red Hood Gang. Batman must figure out who the leader of this gang is, and take them down. But he can’t do it alone. He will need the help of Lieutenant James Gordon and other allies. When he comes to face the leader of the Red Hood Gang, it marks the start of a never ending tango…. (HA HA HA HA). He will have to go to the farthest reaches of his skill to take down this criminal mastermind and save what is left of the city’s heart.
The Batman Chronicles exceeded it’s funding on it’s IndieGoGo campaign and is expected to be released this year. The project is directed by Joe Petruccio and written by Mike Lupia. It will stars: Daniel Petruccio as Batman, Anthony Misiano as The Joker, and Bob Keiffer as Jim Gordon. The You can follow more about it’s progress on their Facebook Page. As more news comes down about this project, we’ll keep you posted here at DFAT!