Pine, Jackman, Law Are “Guardians”

Chris Pine, Hugh Jackman, Jude Law, Alec Baldwin and Isla Fisher will all lend their voices to the lead roles in DreamWorks Animation’s 3D epic “Rise of the Guardians” reports Variety

No, this is not some sequel to that damn owl movie. Rather it is an adaptation of William Joyce’s upcoming children’s novel series “The Guardians of Childhood” which follows a group of heroic childhood legends, each with extraordinary abilities.

When Pitch (Law), an evil spirit akin to the boogeyman, 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.

Pine will play Jack Frost, Jackman is Bunnymund (the Easter Bunny), Baldwin is North (Santa Claus) and Fisher is Tooth (the Tooth Fairy). Pine replaces Leonardo DiCaprio who was previously attached to that role.

Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire adapted the screenplay. Peter Ramsey is directing while Guillermo del Toro and Michael Siegel are executive producing. A 2012 release is being targeted.