'Smurfs: The Lost Village' Teaser Trailer Has Curious Creatures, Dangerous Flowers

The third installment in Sony's 'Smurfs' franchise will hit theaters in 2017.

The Smurfs are searching for the lost village, and even looking in the audience.

A playful teaser trailer for Smurfs: The Lost Village, released Wednesday morning, has the blue creatures looking through the screen for their destination and marveling at the audience before two Smurfs are attacked by nearby flowers.

Following 2011’s The Smurfs, which grossed $563.7 million worldwide, and 2013’s The Smurfs 2, which took in $347.5 million globally, Sony Pictures is preparing to release a third movie about the little blue creatures, called Smurfs: The Lost Village, on April 7.

While the first two films in the series combined computer animation with live action, the new installment is entirely computer animated as it offers up a Smurfs origin story. Demi Lovato heads up the voice cast as Smurfette, with Mandy Patinkin taking over the role of Papa Smurf, which was voiced by the late Jonathan Winters in the previous two movies.

Jordan Kerner is producing the new film, which is being directed by Kelly Asbury, whose previous directorial credits include Shrek 2 and Gnomeo & Juliet. Stacey Harman and Pamela Ribon wrote The Lost Village, which is co-produced by Mary Ellen Bauder Andrews.

The Lost Village has Smurfette, Brainy (Danny Pudi), Clumsy (Jack McBrayer) and Hefty (Joe Manganiello) on an action-packed, danger-filled journey through the Forbidden Forest to find a mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel (Rainn Wilson) does. Their endeavor leads them to discover the biggest secret in Smurf history.

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