Last month, Marvel’s The Avengers broke almost every record in the book and became the third highest grossing movie of all time. So what happens when you replace Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, The Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye with everyone’s favorite childhood fantasy characters? You get Rise of the Guardians, based on ‘The Guardians of Childhood’ series of children’s books by William Joyce.
They see you when you’re sleeping
DreamWorks Animation’s Rise of the Guardians features Santa (Alec Baldwin), the Easter Bunny (Hugh Jackman), the Tooth Fairy (Isla Fisher), Jack Frost (Chris Pine), and the Sandman (Tom Kenney). When an evil spirit known as Pitch (Jude Law) lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world.
We’ve seen this kind of story before in The Santa Clause 2 and 3, but unfortunately, it didn’t work for audiences. I think Rise of the Guardians will be better for two reasons: 1) An A-List cast and 2) you can do so much more with an animated movie than you can with a live action movie.
The men with the plan
Peter Ramsey makes his big screen directorial debut with Rise of the Guardians (he previously directed the made-for-TV movie Monsters vs Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space). William Joyce wrote the script along with screenwriter David Lindsay-Abaire (Inkheart).
You can check out the first six character posters for the film below, courtesy of Apple.
Also, check out the trailer for the film:
Rise of the Guardians lands in theaters just in time for the holiday season on November 21, 2012.
What do you think?
Do you like the trailer and the character posters for Rise of the Guardians? Who is your favorite fantasy character featured in the film? Let us know in the comments below.