WHO’S IN IT?
Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road), Art Parkinson (Dracula Untold), Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Rooney Mara (Carol), George Takei (Larry Crowne), Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club), Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Mortal Kombat), Brenda Vaccaro (The First Deadly Sin)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Travis Knight (film debut), director, producer; Marc Haimes (Johnny Frank Garrett’s Last Word) and Chris Butler (ParaNorman), writers; Arianne Sutner (ParaNorman), producer; Dario Marianelli (Atonement), composer; Frank Passingham (Chicken Run), cinematographer; Christopher Murrie (Coraline), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In ancient Japan, a young boy named Kubo (Parkinson) is caring for his sick mother in a village. However, his life is changed when an ancient spirit arrives to re-ignite an age-old vendetta, which causes all sorts of havoc including hordes of gods and monsters chasing Kubo, who in order to survive must locate and use a magical suit of armour that belonged to his father, a legendary Samurai warrior…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Laika is back with another gorgeously animated, wondrously creative family film with strong characters and a sense of fun that has graced all of their films thus far.