NEW YORK — A new movie about the life of a troubled Harley Quinn character is being developed for television and digital platforms.
The upcoming film, titled “Harley Quinn,” centers on the character of Quinn, who is the main protagonist in the popular online comic book series “DC Comics’ The Legend of Harley Quinn.”
Quinn was created in the 1960s by writer Jack Kirby and artist Jerry Ordway.
Her character is known for her eccentric ways and penchant for breaking out of prison, though she is portrayed as a sympathetic character who is a love interest for Batman and her sister, Raven, in the “DC” universe.
The film will follow a group of young teenagers who are on a trip to Chicago to celebrate their 20th anniversary.
After getting into a car accident, Quinn has a severe mental illness that has led to hallucinations, hallucinations of Batman and other superheroes, and even her own hallucinations.
“Her mental state is really, really dark,” Kirby told Variety in January.
“She doesn’t get along with anyone.”
But the writers say Quinn is actually a very complex character with a wide range of emotions.
One of the characters Quinn is in the film, Raven and her boyfriend of six years, Quinn’s brother, Harley Quinn, is also in the movie, which will be filmed in Baltimore.
Raven and Harley Quinn are both voiced by actress Sarah Paulson.
The characters are not set to appear in the upcoming “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” though a trailer has been released for the upcoming superhero sequel.
Kirby, Ordway, and comic book legend Stan Lee have been friends for over 30 years.
Ordway, who died in 2018, wrote “Harly Quinn,” a book that was adapted into a series of short comic books and movies.
Other DC comics heroes like Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Black Canary, and Cyborg have also starred in the films.