In April 2008 Variety reported that Zack Snyder had signed on to direct an animated children film “Guardians of Ga’Hoole” based on the books by Kathryn Lasky.
Aussies Hugh Jackman, Hugo Weaving and Ryan Kwanten are excepted to lend their voices to the film. In addition, there are rumors that Emilie de Ravin has joined the voice cast of “Guardians of Ga’Hoole”.
“I am so excited right now – I just booked my first animated job!” de Ravin exclaims. “It’s this movie called The Guardians of Ga’hoole and Zack Snyder is directing it. It’s a movie about this group of Australian owls and it’s just a wonderful story. It’s adapted from the [Kathryn Lasky] books.”
And how does an actress devoted to throwing herself, heart and soul, into embodying her characters prep to become an adolescent owl?
“That was the thing!” de Ravin laughs. “I was auditioning and I was, like, ‘Huh! What kind of voice?!’ So I just sat at home for a day and created some voices and went in and … yep!”
Warner Bros. will distribute with an expected release of 2009 or 2010.
Find out more about the children books: www.scholastic.com/gahoole/