Regina Spektor’s performance of George Harrison’s classic, “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” has been released from the soundtrack for the upcoming Kubo and the Two Strings. The epic animated action-adventure is made by from Laika, the studio behind Coraline, ParaNorman and The Boxtrolls.
The film will be released across UK cinemas on the 9th September.
Directed by Travis Knight, the film features an all-star voice cast including Academy Award winners Matthew McConaughey and Charlize Theron; Academy Award nominees Rooney Mara, Ralph Fiennes, and Brenda Vaccaro. Art Parkinson, who plays Rickon Stark in Game of Thrones, provides the voice for the title character of Kubo.
Clever, kindhearted Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson) 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.
Check out the Regina Spektor song below: