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The First Details About LAIKA’s Next Movie Have Been Announced

the studio recently bought the rights to Colin Meloy’s novel.

LAIKA has released details about its next movie.

As first reported by Hollywood Reporter, the Hillsboro studio's as yet untitled fifth film will be directed by Chris Butler, who previously helmed ParaNorman, and will star Zoe Saldana, Zach Galifianakis and Hugh Jackman.

The film has been in the works since LAIKA's last movie, Kubo and the Two Strings, was released almost two years ago.

The plot is still a secret, but the studio recently bought the rights to Colin Meloy's novel Wildwood, about a 13-year-old girl who goes on an odyssey through a magical forest to rescue her baby brother who's been kidnapped by crows. It's due sometime this year.

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