Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Neil Patrick Harris as Barry Allen

Newsarama has reported that actor Neil Patrick Harris will be providing the voice for Barry Allen in the upcoming direct-to-DVD adaptation of Darwyn Cooke's The New Frontier. Harris joins a cast that includes David Boreanaz as Hal Jordan, Kyle McLauchlan as Superman, Brooke Shields as Carol Ferris, and Phil Morris as King Farraday. The film's score has been composed by the late Shirley Walker. In Newsarama's latest "Animated Shorts" column, Executive Producer Bruce Timm discussed the project with Steve Fritz.

Bruce Timm: "I think it’s going to be really, really good... It’s a really big story... New Frontier, even though it’s a big sprawling thing, kind of does dovetail. There’s all these great bits throughout the entire novel that don’t initially seem to go anywhere, but ultimately lead up to the big finish. I hated to do it but some of my favorite parts had to be cut out just to get that whole story down to the 70-minute length. Ultimately, we managed to keep what we think is really important without throwing the baby out with the bath water. I was amazed at that when I watched the animatic a little while ago. All I could think is ‘Wow! That’s New Frontier,’ and not just a Cliff Notes version of it."


rob! said...


Dixon said...

Indeed, it's exciting. I'm eagerly awaiting all of the forthcoming DCU DVD movies!