Snyder to watch over Guardians

‘Director Zack Snyder is set to helm ‘Guardians of
Ga’Hoole,’ an animated feature film based on the series of children’s
books by Kathryn Lasky. The film 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

Script was written by John Orloff (“A Mighty
Heart”) and John Collee (“Master and Commander”). The film is on a fast track and is likely to be ready by 2009 or

Extras: This is the first animated film for Snyder, who
followed the stylized hit ‘300’ with next year’s ‘Watchmen,’ an adaptation of Alan Moore’s classic comic creation.