Mesmerizing New Trailer For Martial Arts Fantasy Film KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS
LAIKA animation studios has released a new trailer for their incredibly awesome-looking stop-motion animated film Kubo and the Two Strings. This has become one of my most anticipated movies of the year. I've enjoyed all of the films LAIKA has developed so far, and this looks like it could be their best and most epic story yet. Here is the plot summary, along with the extremely talented voice cast who are bringing these characters to life.
An epic action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan, clever, kindhearted Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson of Game of Thrones) ekes out a humble living, telling stories to the people of his seaside town including Hosato (George Takei), Akihiro (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa), and Kameyo (Brenda Vaccaro). But his relatively quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons a 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 (Charlize Theron) and Beetle (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 (Ralph Fiennes) and the evil twin Sisters (Rooney Mara), to unlock the secret of his legacy, reunite his family, and fulfill his heroic destiny.
The movie is being directed by Travis Knight, and the film is set to be released on August 19th. I also included four new posters for the film that focus on the fantastical worlds in the story.