Posted on Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
Warner Bros./Village Roadshow Pictures have released the first behind the scenes featurette for Zack Snyder‘s computer animated adaptation Legend of the Guardians, based on the popular children’s book series Guardians of Ga’Hoole. If you haven’t already seen the trailer, click here. The featurette basically features director Zack Sndyer and his wife/executive producer Deborah Snyder providing commentary and insight over footage from the film. Watch the three minute clip, embedded after the jump.
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.