Having enjoyed successful big-screen outings for Batman: The Killing Joke and Batman: Return of the Caped Crusader last year, Warner Bros. Studios, DC Entertainment and Fathom Events are teaming up for a one-night cinematic event for the new animated Dark Knight feature: Batman and Harley Quinn. The latest DC Universe Original Movie will hit theaters nationwide on August 14, following its premere at San Diego Comic-Con.
Taking place one night prior to the digital release — and 15 days before the Blu-ray and DVD debut — Batman and Harley Quinn will screen at 7:30 p.m. local time, accompanied by an exclusive featurette spotlighting star character Harley Quinn. A complete list of theater locations will be available when ticketing opens Friday, June 30 through FathomEvents.com.
From an original story by Bruce Timm, Batman and Harley Quinn finds Poison Ivy (voiced by Paget Brewster) and Jason Woodrue, a.k.a. The Floronic Man (Kevin Michael Richardson), embarking on an ecological quest to save the planet – and eliminate most of humankind along the way. To save humanity, Batman (Kevin Conroy) and Nightwing (Loren Lester) are forced to enlist Harley Quinn (Melissa Rauch) to catch Poison Ivy, Harley’s BFF and frequent partner-in- crime. Batman’s patience is put to the test by the unpredictable and untrustworthy Harley during the reluctant companions’ bumpy road trip.
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, the DCU movie is directed by Sam Liu (The Killing Joke) from a teleplay written by Timm and Jim Krieg (Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox). Alan Burnett co-produces, with executive producers Timm, Sam Register, Benjamin Melniker and Michael Uslan.