Zack Snyder’s ‘Guardians of Ga’Hoole’ Test Screened in Los Angeles Tonight!


Who is directing the upcoming animated feature Guardians of Ga’Hoole for Warner Brothers? Zack Snyder is who! The visionary behind such stylized R-rated fare as 300 and Watchmen is spreading his wings to direct his first family-friendly film, adapted from children’s author Kathryn Lasky’s 14 book series of the same name. Actors Huge Jackman, Hugo Weaving, Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Rachel Taylor, and David Wenham are providing voices for the film, produced by Village Roadhouse and Oscar-winning Australian animation house Animal Logic (Happy Feet).

Click here to see images from the movie.

You'd Smile This Big If You Were Stupidly Rich Too!

You'd Smile This Big If You Were Stupidly Rich Too!

Based on the first three books in the series, Guardians of Ga’Hoole tells the story of a young barn owl named Soren who sets out with his friends to escape the tyranny of war-mongering evil owls. The film is expected to be released in July or September of 2010. However, audience test screenings have already begun here in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, only those with kids under 14 were allowed to attend. Boy, don’t I feel stupid for abandoning my kids during a screening of The Secret of the NIMH back in ’82. Guess the joke’s on me!

Anyway, y’all do well to keep your eyes peeled for screenings in your area.

(UPDATE: For most current news on Guardians, click here and here)

"I Just Hope This Won't Suck As Bad As 'Watchmen'"

"I Just Hope This Won't Suck As Bad As 'Watchmen'"

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  1. Is the snowy owl an image from the film or just a photo from the web? I know there striving for photrealism, so I was curious. I’m dying to see what the film looks like.

  2. Heya Lee,

    The owl is just a photo from the web. With Zack Snyder and Animal Logic behind the project, I’m sure it’s going to look pretty tight. I’m still trying to rent some kids and find a screening to attend. I’ll keep ya posted.