Voice Cast Announced For “Guardians”

The full voice cast for “300” and “Watchmen” director Zack Snyder’s animated feature “Guardians of Ga’hoole” at Warner Bros. Pictures have emerged with a couple of new names floated.

Geoffrey Rush, Sam Neill, Helen Mirren, Hugo Weaving, David Wenham, Jim Sturgess, Ryan Kwanten, Emilie de Ravin, Miriam Margolyes, Emily Barclay, Abbie Cornish and Jay Laga’aia will all lend their voices to the film based on the novels by Kathryn Lasky.

The story 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 favour 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 is scheduled to open September 2010.