While I’d love to see Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron, Rooney Mara and Ralph Fiennes work on a live action project together (hey, HBO, there’s your cast for “True Detective” season 3!), an animated production will have to suffice. Laika has brought the quartet together for “Kubo And The Two Strings,” and a new trailer has arrived.
Art Parkinson, George Takei, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, and Brenda Vaccaro also lend their pipes to this adventure set in a fantastic Japan that features mythical beasts, samurais and more. Here’s the official synopsis:
An epic action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan 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.
“Kubo And The Two Strings” opens on August 19th. Watch below.