With Dreamwork’s next film Rise of the Guardians making rounds, and very much impressing a great amount of people, the movie looks to be on a successful way up. With an impressive cast, the first trailer did a great job of establishing everyone. However, Chris Pine’s guardian character of Jack Frost was notably absent from the trailer, causing us to wonder if there was something lost during production. Now, the character is completely safe, as an all-new look for the character has been revealed, along with character details.
The images comes from Entertainment Weekly (click to enlarge):
The article describes the character as, “Jack Frost is literally too cool for school. He doesn’t have a holiday, but kids love the unexpected vacations he supplies through snow days.”
“Chris Pine provides the voice of the character, a ghostly blue and white 14-year-old boy with no memory of his past apart from waking up one night floating in a frozen lake. He discovers he has the power to control wind and ice, and sets about using this strength mainly for the purposes of pranks. He likes to annoy people, so blame him for your ice-encrusted windshield or burst water pipes in the winter.”
“When Joyce was pitching the idea of a Guardians movie, DreamWorks Animation chief Jeffrey Katzenberg suggested adding a character who is new to the team, someone to be the audience’s eyes and ears to this strange world.”
What’s even more interesting is the fact that it says Frost has not yet picked a side in this major battle between The Guardians and The Boogeyman (voiced by Jude Law). William Joyce, author of the book the film is based off of and co-director of the film, says that Frost is the type of character where “nobody really believe in him…but that’s something he longs for”.
It certainly sounds like Frost may very much be a central character in a film with a massive ensemble. He’s young enough for kids to relate to, while he no doubt has an old soul due to his having to grasp the situation that he’s thrust in, and being seemingly stuck in this permanent age of 14.
For more on the film’s characters, you can check out the extensive details here.
Rise of the Guardians opens on November 21st.