Dreamworks’ Rise of the Guardians just played yet another film festival, this time in Rome. Unfortunately, none of the talented voice cast, including Alec Baldwin, Chris Pine, Hugh Jackman and Isla Fisher showed up so we don’t have any pictures.
(I could show you pics of Dreamworks honcho Jeffrey Katzenberg if you really wanted. No? Didn’t think so.) Actually I do have a few of the press conference, for which Jude Law was present. (Why he didn’t stay for the premiere I have no idea.) But I digress. The real reason we’re here is that I have four fantastic new clips to share!
Santa's Toy Factory:
"Jack Arrives at the Pole":
"Why Am I Here?":
"Jack vs. Bunny":
This looks really good. The film itself looks like sumptuous with color soaked computer generated animation giving it an old-school feel.
When an evil spirit known as Pitch (aka The Boogieman – Jude Law) 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.
Based on a book by William Joyce, Rise of the Guardians is the feature debut for director Peter Ramsay with a script by David Lindsey-Abaire (Robots, Inkheart, Oz: The Great and Powerful). The film itself has a score by Oscar winner Alexandre Desplat (The King’s Speech). More will surely follow. Rise of the Guardians opens in 3D next Wednesday November 21 , just in time for the all-important Thanksgiving weekend in the US and 30th November in the UK.