Today we get to see the first trailer for what looks like an amazing film by Dreamworks Animation called ‘Rise of the Guardians‘.
The movie, based on the forthcoming books by William Joyce, will be released on November 21, 2012. (William Joyce, also created the wonderful, Oscar-winning short The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore for iPad.) It is directed by Peter Ramsey (Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space) and co-directed by Joyce. The film is being produced by Christina Steinberg (Bee Movie, National Treasure) and Nancy Bernstein, long-time head of Production at DreamWorks Animation. Rise of the Guardians is being written by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole) and executive produced by Guillermo del Toro and Michael Siegel.
It stars Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher and Jude Law. More than just a collection of the well-known childhood legends, Rise of the Guardians is an epic adventure that tells the story of a group of heroes – each with extraordinary abilities.
When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians, (Santa Claus- Alec Baldwin, Jack Frost – Chris Pine, The Easter Bunny – Hugh Jackman, The Tooth Fairy – Isla Fisher and The Sandman), must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world. After watching the trailer I LOVE the idea of Santa as a tattooed bad-ass.