Though technically not the same story, Frank Miller's 1986 classic The Dark Knight Returns comics have had an influence on Christopher Nolan's Batman films. The comic that we know collectively as The Dark Knight returns was originally a four issue limited edition series containing The Dark Knight Returns, The Dark Knight Triumphant, Hunt the Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Falls. By all accounts it changed the way everybody saw Batman and also greatly influenced the comic book industry as a whole.
Warner Premiere and DC Comics are releasing an animated version of The Dark Knight Returns. I watched the animated Batman: Year One not too long ago and it was pretty damn fantastic, so I am definitely looking forward to this one.
Here's a behind the scenes featurrette with the magic men.
(found out about this at GeekTyrant)