Here's Your First Look at 'Kubo and the Two Strings,' from the Creators of 'The Boxtrolls'

Here's Your First Look at 'Kubo and the Two Strings,' from the Creators of 'The Boxtrolls'

Dec 23, 2014

Kubo and the Two Strings

Laika, the studio that gave us titles like ParaNorman and The Boxtrolls, has released the first details about its next animated project. It’s a movie titled Kubo and the Two Strings, and it sounds really cool.

The script, which is described as a “sweeping, swashbuckling epic set in a mythical ancient Japan," will be directed by studio boss Travis Knight, and based on a script from ParaNorman scribes Marc Haimes and Chris Butler. Here’s the full plot breakdown:

“In the epic fantasy, scruffy, kindhearted Kubo ekes out a humble living while devotedly caring for his mother in their sleepy shoreside village. It is a quiet existence – until a spirit from the past catches up with him to enforce an age-old vendetta. Suddenly on the run from gods and monsters, Kubo’s chance for survival rests on finding the magical suit of armor once worn by his fallen father, the greatest samurai the world has ever known. Summoning courage, Kubo embarks on a thrilling odyssey as he faces his family’s history, navigates the elements, and bravely fights for the earth and the stars.”

The film has already lined up an impressive cast to lend their voices, including Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron, Rooney Mara and Ralph Fiennes. Kubo will be voiced by Art Parkinson, best known as Rickon Stark on HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones.

Kubo’s odyssey will kick of in August 2016, when the film makes its theatrical debut.

 

 

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