DreamWorks Animation has released the first trailer and new poster for their upcoming animated adventure film Rise of the Guardians which features a group of heroes from various childhood stories – Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy, and Jack Frost- who join in an adventure to stop Pitch the Nightmare King from sending the world into “eternal darkness”.
The film, based on William Joyce’s The Guardians of Childhood book series, is directed by Peter Ramsey from a script written by David Lindsay-Abaire and starring the voice talents of Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher, and Jude Law.
Here’s the synopsis for the film:
Rise of the Guardians, based on the forthcoming books by William Joyce, will be released on November 21, 2012. It is directed by Peter Ramsey (Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space) and co-directed by Joyce. The film is being produced by Christina Steinberg (Bee Movie, National Treasure) and Nancy Bernstein, long-time head of Production at DreamWorks Animation. Rise of the Guardians is being written by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole) and executive produced by Guillermo del Toro and Michael Siegel. It stars Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher and Jude Law. More than a collection of the well-known childhood legends, Rise of the Guardians is an epic adventure that tells the story of a group of heroes – each with extraordinary abilities. When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world.
Rise of The Guardians opens November 21st, 2012.