Laika Reveals First Look At 'Missing Link — TRAILER

Missing Link

Missing Link

Mr. Link, of course.

Travis Knight, the head of the stop-motion animation studio Laika, is finishing up his Transformers film Bumblebee, but that doesn't mean the company has taken a break.

Joining him on this adventure will be a fearless explorer voiced by Hugh Jackman along with adventurer Adelina Fortnight voiced by Zoe Saldana. Together, the trio encounters odd creatures, wondrous landscapes, eye-popping dangers, and plenty of peril before they discover the true meaning - and actual location - of family.

As sometimes happens, the United States trailer - also released today - gives a slightly different look at the film. Renowned for its stop-motion animation, LAIKA has made some of the most gorgeous animated features in recent memory. There's more to stop motion than Ladislas Darevich, Jan Svankmajer and Tim Burton-as much as I love them. With Missing Link, however, LAIKA is kind of going to straight to the basics for the very first time, as it appears as though they're telling a fish-out-of-water story mixed with a buddy comedy. "I didn't want it to be a Halloween movie or a ghost story". "He's the world's first cryptozoologist, an investigator of myths and monsters and he comes across the missing link ..."

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Making such a huge film in stop-motion format was no easy task for Butler, who described Missing Link as "by far ..."

Back at this year's San Diego Comic-Con we got our first peek at what will be LAIKA's fifth major theatrical release since their inception in 2005, Missing Link. "In some ways, The Missing Link may be the most commercial movie that we've done, which all started with me saying, 'I want a stop-motion Indiana Jones'". "We really wanted to push everything farther", says Butler.

The voice cast also includes award-winning actors from all corners of the world, such as Oscar victor Emma Thompson (Sense and Sensibility), Stephen Fry (The Hobbit), Timothy Olyphant (Justified), Matt Lucas (Alice In Wonderland), David Walliams (Little Britain), Amrita Acharia (Game of Thrones), and Ching Valdes-Aran (Nurse Jackie).

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