DreamWorks Animation has recruited a considerable ensemble of actors for its upcoming feature Rise of the Guardians. Not to be confused with Zack Snyder's Lord-of-the-Rings-by-way-of-Woodsy-Owl opus, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'hoole, the Peter Ramsey-directed film will feature the talents of Chris Pine, Hugh Jackman, Jude Law, Alec Baldwin and Isla Fisher for its tale of "childhood legends" such as Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy as they battle an evil spirit not unlike the Boogeyman.
Pine replaces Leonardo DiCaprio as Jack Frost, the star of the story, while Law plays Pitch, the piece's villain. Director Peter Ramsey take on the project after previously helming a short for the DVD release of Monsters vs. Aliens, the spinoff Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space. According to the Variety report, the "heroic" childhood fantasy figures must band together to protect the imaginations of human children around the world. No word yet whether Ramsey plans to enlist the clown from Poltergeist as one of Pitch's henchmen, but if there's a more formidable producer of childhood nightmares, we've never seen him.