One criticism levied at the upcoming animated adaptation of The Killing Joke is how the movie’s art style fails to really capture the aesthetic used by Brian Bolland and John Higgins in the original graphic novel. This brilliant trailer remake imagines what might have been if it did.
Made by Emil Ryderup (better known as Plan Making Mammals), this remake of the original trailer for the new movie replaces the more traditional color palette of the film with something more reminiscent of Bolland’s art and Higgins’ vivid, almost lurid coloring.
It certainly makes for a much more striking visual aesthetic—more faithful to the original graphic novel perhaps. But it’s also easy to see why DC didn’t go with it for the film. It’d make one hell of an awesome alternate viewing option, though. Check out a comparison between Ryderup’s remake and the original trailer below.