USA Today premiered the first photos from Zack Snyder’s next movie Legend of the Guardians yesterday (previously known as Guardians of Ga’Hoole), and now Yahoo! has the first trailer. As it turns out, Guardians is a fully CG-animated film about… uh… a bunch of mystical owls or something. Snyder admits that after doing a bunch of hard-R movies, he wanted to finally do something his kids could enjoy. Something tells me that fans of 300 and Watchmen might not be as excited about this project.
Still, apparently there is a pre-existing fan base since the movie is based on the best-selling series of young adult books written by Kathryn Lasky. The voice cast includes Hugo Weaving, Geoffrey Rush, Helen Mirren, Emilie de Ravin, Abbie Cornish, Jim Sturgess and Sam Neill, and the animation is being handled by Animal Logic, the same folks who did Happy Feet. Oh, and it’s also in 3-D. The trailer didn’t do much for me, but it does have plenty of wings flapping in slow motion. What do you think, will this be the next blockbuster franchise? Legend of the Guardians hits theatres on September 24th. Check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.