- Director:Zack Snyder
- Writer:John Orloff,Emil Stern
- Cast:Jim Sturgess,Hugo Weaving,David Wenham
- Time:1h 37min
|Cast overview, first billed only:|
|Emily Barclay||-||Gylfie (voice)|
|Abbie Cornish||-||Otulissa (voice)|
|Essie Davis||-||Marella (voice)|
|Adrienne DeFaria||-||Eglantine (voice)|
|Joel Edgerton||-||Metal Beak (voice)|
|Deborra-Lee Furness||-||Barran (voice)|
|Sacha Horler||-||Strix Struma (voice)|
|Bill Hunter||-||Bubo (voice)|
|Ryan Kwanten||-||Kludd (voice)|
|Anthony LaPaglia||-||Twilight (voice)|
|Miriam Margolyes||-||Mrs. Plithiver (voice)|
|Helen Mirren||-||Nyra (voice)|
|Sam Neill||-||Allomere (voice)|
|Barry Otto||-||Echidna (voice)|
|Richard Roxburgh||-||Boron (voice)|
Zack Snyder's first non-R rated film.
The animators went to an owl sanctuary to learn how to properly depict owls in flight and the ruffling of their feathers, as well as owl behavior and their dietary needs.
The film is set in Australia, whilst the books are set in North America. Some of the owl species featured are not found in Australia.
Jim Sturgess confessed in an interview that this film is the first 3D film he has ever seen.
Jim Sturgess said in an interview this was "breathtaking", and what he needed in his career right now.
The film is based on the first three books of the series. "The Capture" "The Journey" And "The Rescue".
Rather appropriately, one of the songs on the soundtrack is "To the Sky" by the group Owl City.
In production for more than 3 years with a staff in excess of 500.
UFOlogists talk about something called "Operation Moonblink", claiming it was NASA's attempt to explain flashes seen on the lunar surface.
Hugh Jackman was originally cast.
Based on three books from Kathryn Lasky's bestselling series.
Jude Law were considered for the role of Kludd.
Zooey Deschanel were considered for the role of Gylfie.
Bill Nighy were considered for the role of Metal Beak.
Emilie de Ravin had a role in the movie, but she was replaced.
Will Ferrell were considered for the role of Digger.
Kevin Spacey were considered for the role of Twilight.
Chris Pratt were considered for the role of Soren.
Glenn Close were considered for the role of Nyra.
One of the songs used in the advertising was "Kings and Queens" from rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars. The frontman of the band is Jared Leto. Leto would later star as The Joker in Suicide Squad, a movie produced by Zack Snyder (the director of this movie).
Zack Snyder: [Slow motion shots]
The character of Allomere was created for the movie, and did not exist in the books. In the books the search-and-rescue chaw was led by Barran, and the Guardians were betrayed by the overweight burrowing owl Dewlap.