Samurais, guitars, knights, magic—there’s so much cool in the new trailer for Kubo and the Two Strings. The latest film from the team at Laika (Coraline, ParaNorman) opens in August, and with each subsequent look, this movie just gets more and more exciting.
When you say “stop-motion animation” a very specific aesthetic comes to mind. It’s not a bad thing, it’s just how the art form looks. Well, LAIKA has taken a step beyond that with its latest film, Kubo and the Two Strings. The fantasy, samurai-adventure film which hits theaters August 19 doesn’t really look like…
You may not know LAIKA by name, but you probably know their movies. They did the stop-motion animated films Coraline, ParaNorman and The Boxtrolls and their latest film, Kubo And The Two Strings, is about to be unveiled to the world.
We sat down with Wrath of the Titans director Jonathan Liebesman to talk Greek garb, monocular beasts, and changing the Grecian spectacle of Clash into the gritty monster mash that is Wrath. Plus, find out what's it like working with Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes on an action flick. Some spoilers ahead!
Talk show host Andy Cohen (the man who can make big name celebrities do anything) just made all the Harry Potter fetishists' dreams come true. When Ralph Fiennes stopped by the Watch What Happens Live pajama party, Cohen made Voldemort read a little bit of Potter fanfic. It's utterly glorious.
It's hard to believe that a movie with Uma Thurman, Sean Connery, and Ralph Fiennes could be this bad — but 1998's The Avengers crushed hopes at every turn. If you missed our tweetathon, here are the highlights.