[Movies] Peter Ramsey And Guillermo Del Toro Talk Rise of the Guardians Posted by Joseph Lee on 11.08.2012
A new take on your holiday favorites...
In an interview with Coming Soon, Rise of the Guardians director Peter Ramsey and executive producer Guillermo Del Toro spoke about the new animated film, which is based on the children's book by William Joyce. The film will be released on November 21.
Del Toro on what made him agree to the project: "My daughters are huge fans of Will Joyce. I am, too... I think that we love the wide-eyed core that he has. Innocence, in a way. It's a fresh look into things that create a sense of wonder."
Ramsey on the story: "It really came out of, 'Let's take the belief in these characters kind of seriously. Let's base the story and the velocity of the movie on that and not make it a parody or get satirical with it.' It is a weird sort of fairytale/superhero mishmash and we wanted it to have a timeless quality."
Del Toro on working on the film for three years: "It's easy post-'Avengers' to say it's 'Avengers', but we've been doing this movie for years. Three years ago we were not going, 'Avengers is coming out!'"