The new music video showcasing Sire Records artist Regina Spektor’s performance of the classic song, ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps,’ has officially debuted. The video’s premiere supports the song being included on Warner Bros. Records’ original motion picture soundtrack for ‘Kubo and the Two Strings,’ which is now available. The track can also be heard in the upcoming animated family movie.
‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ is set to be distributed in theaters nationwide this Friday by animation studio LAIKA and Focus Features. The companies have released the following synopsis for the adventure film:
‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ is an epic action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan from acclaimed animation studio LAIKA. Clever, kindhearted Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson of ‘Game of Thrones’) ekes out a humble living, telling stories to the people of his seaside town including Hosato (George Takei), Hashi (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.
The animated family movie marks the feature film directorial debut of animator Travis Knight, who also currently serves as the president and CEO of LAIKA. ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ was written by Marc Haimes and Chris Butler, who based the script on a story Haimes created with Shannon Tindle.
For more information on ‘Kubo and the Two Strings,’ visit the adventure film’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Watch the official video for Spektor’s version of ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’ below.
Written by: Karen Benardello