Owl City Song Takes Flight in Zack Snyder Flick

Get the scoop on Adam Young's new tune for the 300 director's upcoming animated movie Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole

By Marc Malkin Aug 18, 2010 7:20 AMTags
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Who better than Owl City to write the only song for the movie adaptation of a children's fantasy book series about owls?

Owl City frontman Adam Young recently wrote and recorded "To the Sky" for Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole, director Zack Snyder's animated 3-D flick based on the first of the three Guardians of Ga'Hoole books...

"Wrote a song called 'To the Sky' featured in upcoming Warner Bros. film 'Legend of the Guardians,' " Young recently twittered. "Gonna be a hoot and a holler."

And I just learned that Young, most famous for the infectious hit "Fireflies," shot a music video for the tune earlier today in an old Los Angeles movie theater that features the musician creating the song in a projection booth.

Guardians tells the story of a group of orphaned owls who seek the help of the mythical wise owls of the Island of Ga'Hoole to fight the evil rulers of their orphanage.

The movie features voices by True Blood hottie Ryan Kwanten, Emilie de Ravin, Hugo Weaving, Helen Mirren, Abbie Cornish and Jim Sturgess, among others. Snyder, the genius behind 300 and the upcoming Sucker Punch, produced the flick in Australia with Animal Logic, the same animation company responsible for the Oscar-winning Happy Feet.

I'm told "To the Sky" will be played when the orphaned owls make their way to Ga'Hoole and during the film's end credits.

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