LAIKA Announces “Missing Link” As Its Next Film

By Creative Media Times

LAIKA Entertainment

Ever wonder what studio behind that incredible film Kubo and the Two Strings has been up to? Well now we have an answer.

LAIKA chief Travis Knight unveiled today its highly-anticipated feature “Missing Link,” the animation studio’s fifth film and set to be its most ambitious to date. The film was revealed today at the Cannes Film Festival.

Described as a fun-filled, globe-circling extravaganza with a profound message of acceptance and finding one’s place, the film will feature global stars such as Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, Zach Galifianakis, Emma Thompson, Stephen Fry, Timothy Olyphant, Matt Lucas, David Walliams, Ching Valdez-Aran and Amrita Acharia.

The film is written and directed by Chris Butler, who was nominated with Sam Fell for a Best Animated Feature at the Academy Awards for ParaNorman. LAIKA also most recently released the the Academy Award® nominated Kubo and the Two Strings as well as The Boxtrolls, and Coraline.

“Missing Link is an artistic and technical wonder,” said Mr. Knight. “Led by our visionary director Chris Butler, LAIKA has once again blended fine art, craftsmanship, and cutting-edge technology to achieve something we’ve never tried before: a raucous comedy entwined with a swashbuckling epic, underscoring the universal need to find belonging. Commingling keenly felt emotion, madcap humor, and retina-bursting visuals, Missing Link is a kaleidoscopic cinematic experience unlike any other. It’s the most striking thing we’ve ever done.”

Annapurna Pictures is eyeing Spring 2019 for the film’s U.S. Release, with AGC International handling its foreign sales.