As with any good fantasy, you need a colon in the title somewhere and that just happens to be the case with two of this year's upcoming movies, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader and Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'hoole, both of which have enjoyed new trailers this past week.
First up is The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, the third in the Narnia series and the first to be released by 20th Century Fox after a dispute between production company Walden Media and previous distributors Walt Disney. Set for release worldwide on December 10th (along with a limited 3D release in the UK and US), the film sees younger Pevensies Lucy (Georgie Henley) and Edmond (Skandar Keynes) spending a dreary holiday with their cousin Eustace Clarence Scrub (Son of Rambow's Will Poulter). Drawn into Narnia when a painting of a ship on the wall of Lucy’s room comes to life, the three children fall into the ocean to be rescued be the Dawn Treader, where they are greeted by their friend Caspian (Ben Barnes) who has undertaken a quest to find the seven lost Lords of Narnia, as promised to Aslan (Liam Neeson).
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader trailer:
Hoping to launch a franchise of its own, Kathryn Lasky's Guardians of Ga'Hoole book series makes its way to the big screen courtesy of Watchmen director Zack Snyder, who makes his animated debut with Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole, set for a 3D release on September 24th in North America and October 15th here in the UK. Based on the first three books (The Capture, The Journey and The Rescue), The Owl's of Ga'Hoole follows Soren, a young owl enthralled by his father’s epic stories of the Guardians of Ga’ Hoole, a mythic band of winged warriors who had fought a great battle to save all of owlkind from the evil Pure Ones. While Soren dreams of someday joining his heroes, his older brother, Kludd, scoffs at the notion and yearns to hunt, fly and steal his father’s favor from his younger sibling. But Kludd’s jealousy has terrible consequences, causing both owlets to fall from their treetop home and right into the talons of the Pure Ones. Now it is up to Soren to make a daring escape with the help of other brave young owls and find the Great Tree, home of the legendary Guardians — Soren’s only hope of defeating the Pure Ones and saving the owl kingdoms.
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'hoole trailer:
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