The Smurfs make their first 3D trip to the big screen. After pursuing the film rights for five years, producer Jordan Kerner finally secured the rights to The Smurfs property in 2002 and soon began developing the 3D film. It will be the first CGI/live-action hybrid film in The Smurfs franchise.
In the movie, the Smurfs are going to take the entire Big Apple instead of dwelling in their wood village. The incredible journey is all due to the magical portal.
The evil wizard Gargamel (Hank Azaria) discovers the Smurfs’ village and chases them into a wooded area. The Smurfs get scattered and Clumsy Smurf wanders into a “forbidden” grotto and some of the other Smurfs follow. Since it’s also a blue moon, a magical portal within the grotto transports them into present-day Central Park in New York.They take shelter with married couple Patrick and Grace Winslow (Neil Patrick Harris and Jayma Mays) and try to find a way back to their village before Gargamel tacks them down.
The film is scheduled to be released on July 29. Old fans have so many reasons to be excited about it.