After attending the "green" carpet premiere of Epic in Manhattan this past weekend, we had the chance to sit down to a round table interview with the voice of General Ronin - Colin Farrell.
Epic is Collin Farrel's first animated film. It's not that he has never been approached to voice a character in an animated film - he just never felt a connection with the scripts that were presented to him. That changed when Epic came along.
So what drew Colin Farrell to this project?
"When I saw what Chris and the team that Chris has worked with were creating and what their intention was, and as far as entertainment goes and what the story had to say and how beautiful the world that they were creating was, I just remember the first time I met them. It was a no-brainer, you know?" said Collin FarrellI would have to agree with Mr. Farrell. The world that director Chris Wedge and his team created in Epic, is both magical and breathtakingly beautiful.
Ronin wouldn’t think twice about putting his own life on the line for someone he cares about. When the forest and his beloved Queen come under siege, Ronin rallies the Leafmen into action with bravery and wry humor.
Ronin’s and his Leafmen’s mode of transportation are hummingbirds, which in the world of EPIC race into battle with the capabilities of both a motorcycle and helicopter.
Ronin’s closest and most powerful ally is Queen Tara, portrayed by legendary musical artist Beyoncé Knowles, who makes her animated feature debut in EPIC. Beautiful, agile and strong, Tara isn’t just the Leafmen’s Queen; she’s the life force of the forest, which she presides over with respect, compassion and humor. Tara is Queen to all, but to Ronin, she’s something more.
“The film is epic by name, epic by nature, and epic by experience,” . said Mr. Farrell. He added “I think it truly lives up to all that the title implies, with its ambitious reach in scale, the breadth of its cast, and the stunning visual imagery.”
From the creators of ICE AGE and RIO, EPIC tells the story of an ongoing battle between the forces of good, who keep the natural world alive, and the forces of evil, who wish to destroy it. When a teenage girl finds herself magically transported into this secret universe, she teams up with an elite band of warriors and a crew of comical, larger-than-life figures, to save their world…and ours.
EPIC features an incredible cast including: BEYONCÉ KNOWLES, COLIN FARRELL AMANDA SEYFRIED, AZIZ ANSARI, PITBULL, STEVEN TYLER, JOSH HUTCHERSON, CHRIS O’DOWD, CHRISTOPH WALTZ and JASON SUDEIKIS.
Epic, The 3D CG adventure comedy hits theaters nationwide on May 24, 2013!
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