A new trailer’s arrived for Focus Features and LAIKA’s animated film Kubo and the Two Strings which features the voices of Charlize Theron, Matthew McConaughey, Rooney Mara, Ralph Fiennes, and George Takei. Three characters posters have also been released for the animated adventure written by Marc Haimes and Chris Butler and directed by Travis Knight who’s making his feature film directorial debut with this LAIKA production.
Kubo and the Two Strings opens in theaters on August 19, 2016.
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.
Watch the Kubo and the Two Strings trailer: