Following on from their previous collaborations on “Coraline,” “ParaNorman” and “The Boxtrolls,” LAIKA and Focus Features have premiered the full trailer for their upcoming fourth animateed feature together – “Kubo and the Two Strings” which opens August 19th.
LAIKA head Travis Knight makes his feature directorial debut on the film from a script by Marc Haimes and Chris Butler (“ParaNorman”). The swashbuckling adventure is set in mythical ancient Japan with a cast that includes Art Parkinson, Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron, Rooney Mara, Ralph Fiennes, and Brenda Vaccaro.
Scruffy, kindhearted Kubo has a humble living devotedly caring for his mother in their sleepy shoreside village. That is until a spirit from the past catches up with him to enforce an age-old vendetta. Suddenly on the run from gods and monsters, his chance for survival rests on finding the magical suit of armor once worn by his fallen father – the greatest samurai ever.