Bigfoot is a staple of North America folklore. Now, Laika, the stop-motion studio behind stop-motion films like Coraline and Kubo and the Two Strings, is injecting a little comic relief into Sasquatch’s story in the upcoming film Missing Link.
Director Chris Butler recently shared his thoughts on the project, which was inspired by Raiders Of The Lost Ark by way of Ray Harryhausen:
“I think the supernatural world is filled with so many cool stories that you can tell. As a lonely little kid who loved to draw and write, that was a world I loved to escape into. ParaNorman was one side of that, but there’s also the kind of creature side, the Harryhausen-esque mythical creature side and so I very much wanted to do something with that.”
The film is star-studded, with Hugh Jackman, Zach Galifianakis, and Zoe Saldana contributing to the project. The flick will tell the tale of Lionel (Jackman), an adventurer who joins “Mr. Link” (Galifianakis) in a hunt for the beast’s long-lost family in the Pacific Northwest. It is set to arrive in theaters in April.