Rush, Wenham, Sturgess Turn “Guardians”

One British and three Aussie thesps have joined “300” and “Watchmen” director Zack Snyder’s owl-centric animated film “Guardians of Ga’Hoole” says The Hollywood Reporter.

Jim Sturgess (“21,” “Across the Universe”), Rachael Taylor (“Transformers”), David Wenham (“The Lord of the Rings”) and the legend that is Geoffrey Rush will lend their voices to the project. The use of so much Oz talent is no surprise as the production is set up in Sydney.

Based on the children’s book series by Kathryn Lasky, the story follows a young barn owl and his friends as they join forces with the mythical Guardians of Ga’hoole, owl protectors, to save the owl kingdom from rogue elements.

Village Roadshow and Warners are producing with Animal Logic.