Breathtaking Trailer For Laika's Samurai Film KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS
Kubo and the Two Strings is the latest film project from the stop-motion animation company Laika. They've previously given us films such as Coraline, ParaNorman, and The Boxtrolls, but Kubo and the Two Strings looks like it will be their best film yet! We have the first trailer for you to watch today, and it's breathtakingly stunning. The movie is set in an ancient fantastical world involving samurai, and I'm so freakin' excited to watch it!
The movie has an awesome voice cast that includes Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron, Rooney Mara, Ralph Fiennes, and George Takei. Here's the official synopsis:
An epic action-adventure from acclaimed animation studio LAIKA. Clever, kindhearted Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson of “Game of Thrones”) ekes out a humble living, telling fantastical stories to the people of his seaside town. But his relatively quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons a mythical spirit from his past which storms down from the heavens to enforce an age-old vendetta. Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey (Academy Award winner Charlize Theron) and Beetle (Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey), and sets out on a thrilling quest to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warrior the world has ever known. With the help of his shamisen – a magical musical instrument – Kubo must battle gods and monsters, including the vengeful Moon King (Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes) and the evil twin Sisters (Academy Award nominee Rooney Mara), to unlock the secret of his legacy, reunite his family and his heroic destiny. The all-star cast also includes George Takei, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, and Brenda Vaccaro.
The movie is being directed by Travis Knight, and it opens in theaters on August 19th, 2016. I can’t wait to see the first full trailer, which is coming on Friday, December 11th.