Poster: LAIKA’s Animated Samurai Film “Kubo”

Ahead of the first trailer for the film on Friday, the poster has now arrived for the next project from “Coraline” and “ParaNorman” creators LAIKA. The animation house’s new spot-motion animated samurai adventure is entitled “Kubo and the Two Strings” and is set for release August 19th.

The story follows a kindhearted man who finds himself targeted by a mythical spirit from his past which storms down from the heavens to enforce an age-old vendetta. He 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.

Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron, Rooney Mara, Ralph Fiennes, George Takei, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa and Brenda Vaccaro lend their voices to the project. Check back on Friday for the clip.