Have a look at this magical new trailer for samurai epic Kubo and the Two Strings

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Mar 11, 2016, 8:02 PM EST (Updated)

Focus Feature has released a second official trailer for Laika Studios’ upcoming new stop-motion animated film, Kubo and the Two Strings.

Set in an ancient, fantastical Japan, the movie centers on a young storyteller named Kubo (Art Parkinson, aka Rickon Stark on Game of Thrones), who uses magic to tell his stories and ends up accidentally summoning a spirit from his past hell-bent on enforcing an ancient vendetta. Oops!

Directed by Travis Knight (who was lead animator on Coraline, ParaNorman and The Boxtrolls), the fantasy saga also features the voice talents of Charlize Theron, Rooney Mara, Matthew McConaughey, Ralph Fiennes, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Brenda Vaccaro and George Takei.

Have a look at the stunning new trailer:


Read up on the official movie 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 will open in movie theaters on Aug. 19, 2016.

(via Comic Book)