First Official Promo Shot of New SMURFS movie.

By on 16 June, 2010

The first promo image from the new live-action Smurfs movie has been released and they look better than their 2-D animated versions, wouldn’t you agree? From left to right, you have Grouchy, Papa and Clumsy – looking fresher than ever for their 3-D debut on the big screen in August 2011.

So what delights and adventures can they expect? Well…fans will know that the Smurfs have existed only in the Middle Ages among knights, kings and wizards, including their arch-nemesis Gargamel (played by Hank Azaria) and his cat Azrael, but this story will take them to New York City in our time.

Gargamel discovers their magical village and scatters them into the woods, but as director Raja Gosnell explains all is not lost:

“Unfortunately, Clumsy goes the wrong way into a forbidden grotto where a few other Smurfs follow. Because it’s a blue moon, there’s a magical portal that transports them to Central Park.”

As Gargamel decides to follow them, the Smurfs soon begin to realise that their journey back home will not be an easy one. Along with a few of their friends (including a new addition called ‘Gutsy’) they find solace in a couple – played by Neil Patrick Harris and Glee‘s Jayma Mays. Instead of wanting to ‘eat the Smurfs’ Gargamel simply wants to capture the them to serve as charms, whose mystical essence will make his inept magic more powerful — and dangerous.

Gosnell adds that the Smurfs will appear “ fully living, breathing creatures..  

“They’re little mammals. They’re vulnerable little creatures in our big modern world.”

How will the Smurfs survive? With their sweet and innocent ways, they are bound to clash with the brash city life in their quest to get back home.

For those wanting to some footage of this new movie, keep your eyes peeled! Yahoo will unveil the trailer TOMORROW!

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