Chris Pine, Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin and Isla Fisher will be playing Jack Frost, the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, and the Tooth Fairy in Dreamworks‘ Rise of the Guardians. If those four characters are the guardians of anything, I would be seriously concerned about the safety of the object in question. Jude Law will be playing Pitch, the guardians’ evil foil. My money would be on Pitch if this wasn’t a kids movie.
The film was announced over a year ago with Leo DiCaprio originally on to voice Pine’s character, but things came undone, as they often do, and Pine was there to step in. Guillermo del Toro is executive producing, which should mean that there will be a fair number of children scarred by this film until they reach early adulthood. Peter Ramsey is helming the project, which is based on the children’s books by William Joyce.
It’s rare that movie is ambitious enough to tarnish the reputations of Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and, to a lesser extent, the Tooth Fairy. Aim for the stars, Dreamworks! (Variety)