'Batman: Assault on Arkham' feature based on game, not book

Video game success "Batman: Arkham Asylum" is to become an animated feature called "Batman: Assault on Arkham" according to Supervising Producer James Tucker.

The studio is looking to produce three animated movies a year, alotting two to the world of "Justice League: War," released February 4 on Blu-ray and DVD, and the third as a separate entity, Tucker told Comic Book Resources.

For this year, that standalone is to be "Batman: Assault on Arkham," Tucker confirmed, and he revealed that the "Batman: Arkham" series of games were acting as inspiration, having themselves already given rise to several accompanying comics.

That's a point of interest, given that "Batman: Arkham Asylum," whose storyline came from DC Comics writer (and "Maleficent" scriptwriter) Paul Dini, has some of its thematic roots in the 1989 graphic novel "Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth" by Grant Morrison and Dave McKean -- but it's not what is being referenced now, at least not at this stage of the "Assault on Arkham" publicity campaign.