Last week, Titan Books announced that novelist Greg Cox is set to pen the official novelization of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises. You can now pre-order the paperback* edition of the novelization; the book will also be available for the Kindle this July.
One notable piece of information here is that this is the first novelization of the Christopher Nolan Batman films that legendary comics scribe Dennis O’Neil has not written. Fans of these Batman novelizations shouldn’t worry though, because Cox is no stranger to the concept. Cox has previously written novelizations of other comic book-related work such as Infinite Crisis, Countdown, Final Crisis, as well as novels based on properties like Star Trek, Underworld, Warehouse 13, and original tie-in novels based on Terminator: Salvation and CSI, so his work should be at home with the adaptation of The Dark Knight Rises.
Normally, I don’t really get into film novelizations, but as excited as I am for The Dark Knight Rises and from what I’ve heard of Cox, I’m more than interested to check out what this tie-in novel has to offer.
The official novelization of The Dark Knight Rises is set to be released the same date as the film on July 24, 2012.
*Note – the paperback edition is part of Amazon’s 4-for-3 promotion, where you can purchase 4 select items and get the lowest-priced item free. See the “Special Offers and Product Promotions” section of the product page for more details.