Zack Snyder’s Fighting Owl Movie Gets a Poster

You know, I still can’t wrap my head around the fact that Zack Snyder, the guy behind “Watchmen” and “300”, has directed a CG movie about fighting owls that wear battle helmets to fight each other. I mean, they’re owls. In battle helmets. Fighting! Man, that’s just … weird. Anyhoo, Warner has released the first poster for the movie.

Soren, is 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 owl kind 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 favor 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.

Starring Emilie de Ravin, Abbie Cornish, Hugo Weaving, Geoffrey Rush, Helen Mirren, Jim Sturgess, Sam Neill, Ryan Kwanten, David Wenham, Miriam Margolyes, Jay Laga’aia, Emily Barclay, David Field, and directed by Zack Snyder.

Give a hoot September 24, 2010.

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