Star Trek‘s Chris Pine‘s latest project, the computer-animated Rise of the Guardians, will be released next week.
Pine will be voicing Jack Frost, a loner and a “classic rebel without a cause,” who has “incredible weather powers that he controls with the help of his magical staff.”
“…[Rise of the Guardians is] a wonderful story written by Bill Joyce and directed by Peter Ramsey,” said Pine. “It’s about all the childhood heroes that you’ve heard about since you were growing up: Santa Claus, Tooth Ferry, the Easter Bunny, Sandman and Jack Frost all joining together to protect the children of the world from the evil boogeyman named ‘Pitch’ voiced by Jude Law. It’s a simple wonderful story about the power of belief in the imagination and how important it is for these guardians to protect those values in kids.”
Voicing a character is different than traditional acting, but Pine found the process enjoyable. “It’s a lot of fun,” he said. “You know the only weapon in your arsenal was your voice. You can’t really use the nuance of your face, and you’re not really working off other actors. So really, it’s kind of a solitary gig where you have to figure out how to use your voice as like a musical instrument. So I enjoy this kind of long process.”
If the Rise of the Guardians is received well by the movie-going audience, a sequel may follow. “I certainly hope so,” said Pine. “If people respond to it.”
Pine went on to explain why people will like Rise of the Guardians. “I think there [are] a lot of wonderful elements in the picture. I think the animation first and foremost is top notch and very unique. The kind of visual eye and even the color scheme was very much born in the mind of Guillermo Del Toro and from Roger Deakins who helped photograph it. The story is simple and I think really wonderfully told. I think they did a tremendous job in this film and I hope people enjoy it.”
To see the Pine interview, head to the link located here.