The second trailer for Kubo and the Two Strings has been released online. The film is produced by acclaimed animation studio Laika and features a star studded voice cast with names like Charlize Theron, Matthew McConaughey, Rooney Mara and many more. The film is set in ancient Japan and follows the story of Kubo, who equipped with his magical shamisen instrument, sets out on a quest to save his family from a nefarious spirit he accidentally summoned.
The latest trailer gives us some details on the story and also raises the question “Why in these animated kid movies do the parents always have to dies?” The trailer also does a good job in conveying the tone of the film and the animation style is simply amazing !
Watch the trailer for Kubo and the Two Strings below :
Video Courtesy : Focus Features via YouTube
Kubo and the Two Strings is directed by Travis Knight and features the voice talents of Art Parkinson (Rickon Stark in Game of Thrones),George Takei, Ralph Fiennes, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa , and Brenda Vaccaro.
The film opens on August 19, 2016.
Read the official synopsis below:
Kubo and the Two Strings is an epic action-adventure from acclaimed animation studio LAIKA. 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.