While everyone and their mother is currently speculating as to the identity of “Becky with the good hair” and sipping on a glass of Beyonce-brand lemonade, I can’t help but lose myself in the mystical worlds of Kubo and the Two Strings. Focus Features and Laika’s latest film is an animated action-adventure set in a fairy tale version of Japan and the art direction we’ve seen so far is nothing short of breathtaking. Yesterday, we premiered an exclusive first-look at some of the artwork of Kubo and the Two Strings, and today we have two more exclusive pieces of artwork for you in advance of the film’s new trailer debut on Thursday, April 28 at 8AM PT/11AM ET. So without further ado, feast your eyes on two more of the fabulous worlds through which Kubo and his pals will journey:
The Hall of Bones
The Ice Fields
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 19, 2016.
What do you think of Kubo and the Two Strings? Which world would you like to visit most? Let us know in the comments below.
Images: Laika/Focus Features