Zack Snyder's Legend of the Guardians

Warner Bros./Village Roadshow Pictures will release the first movie trailer for Zack Snyder‘s computer animated adaptation Legend of the Guardians, based on the popular children’s book series Guardians of Ga’Hoole, with Disney’s Alice in Wonderland. But you don’t have to wait until Friday to get a look at Snyder’s first family film, as Warners has released a bunch of photos in Thursday’s edition of USA Today.

Legend of the Guardians

Deborra-Lee Furness plays Barran, the queen of the great tree, a source of knowledge for the noble owls of Ga’Hoole.

Legend of the Guardians

Hugo Weaving voices Noctus, the father to main hero Soren. Head on over to USA Today to see more photos.

The computer animated film is an adaptation of the 14 book bestselling kids series by author Kathryn Lasky and illustrator Richard Cowdry. The producers have described the tone as more “Harry Potter” “than Happy Feet.” The film is based on the first three installments of the book series: The Capture, The Journey, and The Rescue. The story follows a young barn owl named Soren, who is kidnapped by owls of St. Aggie’s,where owlets are brainwashed into becoming soldiers. He and his new friends escape to the island of Ga’Hoole, to assist its noble, wise owls who fight the army being created by the wicked rulers of St. Aggie’s.

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 theaters on September 24th 2010.

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