Zack Snyder Directs Guardians

Zack Snyder (“Dawn of the Dead,” “300”) is set to direct the animated feature film “Guardians of Ga’Hoole” for Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow says Variety.

Based on the series of children’s books by Kathryn Lasky, the story is set in the Forest of Tyto, where Barn Owls live in peace until their kingdom is threatened by an evil that could destroy their home.

John Orloff (“A Mighty Heart”) and John Collee (“Master and Commander”) adapted the script and production will begin in Sydney, Australia later this year for a 2009 or 2010 release.