There are 15 novels in Kathryn Lasky’s Guardians of Ga’Hoole series, meaning there is plenty of room for sequels if Snyder’s film takes flight at the box office.
From the looks of it, though, screenwriters John Orloff and Emil Stern have opted for a streamlined, linear story conflating incidents and episodes from the first three books in Lasky’s series.
This isn’t always a successful scenario, as anyone who remembers Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events can attest.
But we doubt anyone will care too much, Lasky’s books being a fairly minor entry in the young adult literature canon compared to Daniel Handler’s bestsellers.
What’s with that apostrophe, though? We assume Ga’Hoole is meant to be a phonetic reading of an owl’s hoot, but that wasn’t made clear in the footage we saw.
Is it just us, or might that cumbersome title end up being a bit of a liability?