Here is the first look at how The Smurfs will look in the live action film starring Neil Patrick Harris, Hank Azaria, Sophia Vergara in the live action roles.
The Smurfs will be voiced by Jonathan Winters as Papa Smurf, George Lopez as Grouchy Smurf, Katy Perry as Smurfette, Alan Cumming as Gutsy Smurf, Fred Armisen (SNL) will voice Brainy Smurf, Anton Yelchin (Star Trek, Terminator Salvation) will play Clumsy Smurf, Paul Reubens will voice Jokey Smurf, John Oliver plays Vanity Smurf; Saturday Night Live‘s Kenan Thompson as Greedy Smurf, The Office’s B.J. Novak as Baker Smurf; and comedian Jeff Foxworthy as Handy Smurf.
USA Today had the photo and a chat with the director of the film that gives us an idea of the plot.
The Smurfs have existed only in the Middle Ages among knights, kings and wizards, such as their nemesis Gargamel (played by Hank Azaria) and his cat Azrael.
During the opening scene, set in that original time, Gargamel discovers the Smurfs’ magical village and scatters them into the woods. “Unfortunately, Clumsy goes the wrong way into a forbidden grotto where a few other Smurfs follow,” says director Raja Gosnell (Scooby-Doo). “Because it’s a blue moon, there’s a magical portal that transports them to Central Park.”
Returning home is more complicated as Gargamel pursues them. The trio pictured — along with Smurfette, Brainy and a new character, the brave-to-a-fault Gutsy — take refuge with a husband and wife (Neil Patrick Harris and Glee’s Jayma Mays).
You’ll see the Smurfs “as fully living, breathing creatures,” Gosnell says. “They’re little mammals. They’re vulnerable little creatures in our big modern world.”
Sounds similar to the plot of Alvin and the Chipmunks. Oh well at least the kids are going to love watching it.
The trailer will be shown before Toy Story 3 and debuts tomorrow. The film is out on 3rd August 2010.
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