The first images from director Zack Snyder’s animated fantasy-adventure film, Legend of the Guardians (formerly titled Guardians of Ga’Hoole), are now online.
The film is based on the first three books of Kathryn Lasky’s series, illustratated by Richard Cowdry and follows Soren (voiced by Jim Sturgess), a young barn owl who is kidnapped by the owls of the St. Aegolius Academy for Orphaned Owls, or St. Aggie’s. The academy is supposed to be an orphanage, but instead it brainwashes its pupils into becoming soldiers who will ultimately clash with the wise, peaceful owls of Ga’Hoole.
The film features the voice talent of Sam Neill, Geoffrey Rush, Hugo Weaving, David Wenham, Emily Barclay, Abbie Cornish, Emilie de Ravin, Ryan Kwanten, Jay Laga’aia, Miriam Margolyes, Helen Mirren, Deborra-Lee Furness and Jim Sturgess.
Legend of the Guardians is scheduled to hit 3D theaters and IMAX 3D on September 24th 2010.
Lasky posted on her official website that the trailer for Legend of the Guardians was going to be attached to prints of Alice in Wonderland this weekend. Here’s the blurb from her site:
“My big news is about the Guardians movie! A trailer for it will be shown all across the country attached to Alice in Wonderland starting March fifth. Go look for it.”
The trailer clocks in at 2 minutes and 15 seconds and will be shown in 3D.
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