Official Synopsis and New Featurette for Zack Snyder's Legend of the Guardians
06.10.10 by BJSprecher
There hasn't been much news about director Zack Snyder's 3-D animated adventure movie Legend of the Guardians since the trailer first debuted on ReelzChannel TV in March. The trailer was quickly followed by the release of some high-quality stills, but then everything went silent for several months. Now, Warner Bros. has released an official synopsis for this adaptation of the Guardians of Ga'Hoole children's novel series written by Kathryn Lasky, as well as a behind-the-scenes featurette with commentary from the director and his wife, executive producer Deborah Snyder.
Acclaimed filmmaker Zack Snyder makes his animation debut with the fantasy family adventure based on the beloved The Guardians of Ga’Hoole books by Kathryn Lasky. The film follows Soren, a young owl enthralled by his father’s epic stories of the Guardians of Ga’Hoole, a mythic band of winged warriors who had fought a great battle to save all of owlkind from the evil Pure Ones. While Soren dreams of someday joining his heroes, his older brother, Kludd, scoffs at the notion, and yearns to hunt, fly and steal his father’s favor from his younger sibling. But Kludd’s jealousy has terrible consequences–causing both owlets to fall from their treetop home and right into the talons of the Pure Ones. Now it is up to Soren to make a daring escape with the help of other brave young owls. Together they soar across the sea and through the mist to find the Great Tree, home of the legendary Guardians of Ga’Hoole–Soren’s only hope of defeating the Pure Ones and saving the owl kingdoms.
Legend of the Guardians features an impressive cast of voices, including Sam Neill, Geoffrey Rush, Hugo Weaving, David Wenham, Helen Mirren, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, Ryan Kwanten, Emilie de Ravin, Emily Barclay and Miriam Margolyes.