Saturday, March 6, 2010

Guy Who Made Epic Spartan Movie Makes Epic Owl Movie

Zack Snyder, who helmed the epic remake of Dawn of the Dead, the epic adaptation of 300 and more recently the epic adaptation of Watchmen, is trying out new territory by directing an adaptation of a children's book series known as Guardians of Ga'Hoole (although I don't know if simply replacing badass people with badass owls instead is enough to excuse it as a kid's flick). It has been retitled Legend of the Guardians; a little lame, but I'm guessing because most people who haven't read the books (including myself) will have no idea what the hell a "Ga'Hoole" is, so it makes sense. The production has been pretty quite for a while, but a new teaser trailer has been recently released as seen below, and I must say it looks very beautiful and...epic; especially for a a movie that is based on a childen's book. I now have a new title to add to my list of movies to watch out for, but I'm skeptical because Snyder's trailers are always amazing and spectacular; he knows exactly how to draw his audience in. The problem is, the final product doesn't usually live up to the hype, but let's hope I'm wrong.