Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) is set to direct "Guardians of Ga'Hoole," an animated feature film based on the series of children's books by Kathryn Lasky.

Variety says 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 home.

The script was written by John Orloff (A Mighty Heart) and John Collee ("Master and Commander"). Village Roadshow is making the film and Warner Bros. will distribute.