Posted on Monday, March 1st, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
Warner Bros./Village Roadshow Pictures have decided to give Zack Snyder‘s animated adaptation of the popular children’s book series Guardians of Ga’Hoole a new title: Legend of the Guardians. The new title is aimed at those who might not understand what a “Ga’Hoole” is or means. And while it may be easier for people to pronounce and understand, for me the new title comes off a bit generic-sounding.
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 and Jim Sturgess.
Legend of the Guardians is scheduled to hit theaters on September 24th 2010.