10. Arkham Asylum: A Serious House On Serious Earth
One of Grant Morrison’s most bone chilling Batman stories, this legendary arc takes us into the heart of the house of nightmares that is Arkham.
Here, we don’t get just treated to a deadly ride of traps and mind games. This is a journey into the sadistic emotional core on which this place was built, and the cruelty and madness from its creation that still haunt its corridors today.
Here, the inmates led by Joker take control of the asylum and demand Batman come meet them, using the staff as hostages.
This kicks off a mind numbing series of exchanges, at the end of which one of the main hostages, administrator Charles Cavendish, is revealed to be the true mastermind. His reason: the gruesome tale of the asylum’s titular founder who believed a supernatural bat-like entity had been the cause of his mentally ill mother’s demise.
Now imagine taking all that and bringing it to life on the big screen. Creatively it would be a daunting task, but given how dedicated Pattinson and co. appear to be, this might just be the story that could match the ambitions they have for the project.