I love the use of Snow Patrol’s “What If the Storm Ends” underneath the trailer for new animated 3D adventure, Epic. It was also used underneath another trailer recently, one that also had martial images, though of a very different sort, Medal of Valor. The actual score for the finished film will be provided by Danny Elfman. That should be good.
I do think they could have picked some more distinctive voices. Amanda Seyfried as Mary Katherine, the heroine, is very non-descript and if that’s what they were after, why pay for a name? Is Beyonce planning to belt out a song? That said, I did recognize Aziz Ansari and Christoph Waltz.
Directed by Oscar winner Chris Wedge (1999’s short, Bunny), the director of Ice Age and exec. producer of its subsequent sequels, the imagery for Epic is gorgeous. You’d think it was a Pixar or Dreamworks production but this one comes from Fox.
A teenager finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil is taking place. She bands together with a rag-tag group characters in order to save their world — and ours.
Epic also stars Colin Farrell, Jason Sudeikis, Steven Tyler, Josh Hutcherson, Judah Friedlander and Pitbull and will be released in both the US and the UK on May 24. Check out the official site.