NYCC: Animated ‘All Star Superman’ Is ‘Very, Very Faithful’ To Comic, Says Bruce Timm

Just a few weeks ago, we brought you the first look at “All Star Superman,” the upcoming animated feature based on Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely’s celebrated comic book arc.

During this year’s New York Comic Con, I spoke with “All Star Superman” executive producer Bruce Timm to find out how closely the movie follows the comic, and where the film falls in the veteran producer’s long list of highly praised animated features.

“It is a very, very faithful adaptation of the comic,” said Timm. “We try to stay as close to the comic in terms of the story and the dialogue and even the visual style, as close as we could get to it.”

DC’s 12-issue “All Star Superman” was first published in 2005, and follows the Man of Steel as he decides how to spend the remaining days of his life after discovering that a recent Earth-saving encounter has left him dying. The animated movie will feature “Desperate Housewives” actor James Denton as the voice of Superman, “Mad Men” actress Christina Hendricks as Lois Lane, and “Without a Trace” leading man Anthony LaPaglia as Lex Luthor.

“Whether we’re successful in doing a really good adaptation of the comic or not, that will be debated endlessly on the internet, I’m sure,” said Timm. “But I think we did a really good job. It’s actually my favorite of all the DC movies we’ve done so far.”

The teaser for “All-Star Superman” is available on the DVD and Blu-Ray versions of “Superman/Batman: Apocalypse,” now available on shelves. “All-Star Superman” is currently in development, with plans for a Spring 2011 release.

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