Legend of the Guardians Trailer

Following 300 and Watchmen, Zack Snyder takes a different turn to explore the world of the beloved children’s novels through GG animation, featuring the voice talents of Helen Mirren, Geoffrey Rush and Hugo Weaving.

The acclaimed filmmaker makes his animation debut with the fantasy family adventure Legend of the Guardians based on the beloved 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.

The film features the voices of Emily Barclay, Abbie Cornish, Emilie de Ravin, Ryan Kwanten, Jay Laga’aia, Miriam Margolyes, Helen Mirren, Sam Neill, Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Hugo Weaving and David Wenham. Snyder is directing Legend of the Guardians from a screenplay by Emil Stern and John Orloff, based on the novels by Kathryn Lasky.

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