Hugh Jackman's Sir Lionel Frost makes an incredible discovery in the Pacific Northwest in the first trailer for Missing Link, the upcoming animated comedy-adventure from Laika.
The film centers around the titular Missing Link, voiced by Zach Galifianakis, an 8-foot-tall, 630-pound furry creature of legend who ... turns out to be a pretty pleasant fellow.
When he decides to set out in search of others like him, alongside Frost and Adelina Fortnight (Zoe Saldana), the film expands to the entire globe. While other Laika films have explored magical realms and hidden universes, it’s never gone quite as big as the trailer for Missing Link promises.
This April, meet Mr. Link: 8 feet tall, 630 lbs, and covered in fur, but don’t let his appearance fool you… he is funny, sweet, and adorably literal, making him the world’s most lovable legend at the heart of Missing Link, the globe-trotting family adventure from LAIKA. Tired of living a solitary life in the Pacific Northwest, Mr. Link recruits fearless explorer Sir Lionel Frost to guide him on a journey to find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Along with adventurer Adelina Fortnight, our fearless trio of explorers encounter more than their fair share of peril as they travel to the far reaches of the world to help their new friend. Through it all, the three learn that sometimes you can find a family in the places you least expect.
Directed by Chris Butler, Missing Link stars Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, Zach Galifiankis, Timothy Olyphant, David Williams, Emma Thompson, Matt Lucas, Ching Valdes-Aran, Stephen Fry and Amrita Acharia. The film opens April 12, 2019.