With its release date just around the corner, LAIKA and Focus Features have treated fans to more artwork and an epic new trailer for their upcoming stop-motion adventure ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’, hitting theaters August 19. The latest release gives us a look at some amazing fight sequences, Kubo’s magical talents, and some brooding, other-wordly creatures like a giant floating eyeball.
Created and directed by Travis Knight, with a script by Marc Haimes and Chris Butler (ParaNorman), ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ is one of LAIKA’s most visually stunning works to date, featuring voices of Art Parkinson, Charlize Theron, Ralph Fiennes, Rooney Mara, George Takei, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Brenda Vaccaro and Matthew McConaughey.
The official synopsis is as follows:
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 (Academy Award nominee 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 (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 fulfill his heroic destiny.