has taken U.K. rights to animated movie “Missing Link
” from Stuart Ford
’s recently minted Agc Studios
, for release next year. The film hails from Laika, the animation studio behind “Coraline
.” Agc’s sales arm first presented it to buyers at Cannes, and Lionsgate screened excerpts at its CineEurope presentation in Barcelona, Spain, on Wednesday.
The film follows Sir Lionel Frost, voiced by Hugh Jackman
, who considers himself the world’s foremost investigator of myths and monsters. Seeking acceptance from the adventuring elite, he heads for America’s Pacific Northwest to prove the existence of a legendary creature that is the missing link between primitive and modern humans. Zach Galifianakis
is the beast in question, Mr. Link.
Link, Frost, and fellow explorer Adelina Fortnight, voiced by Zoe Saldana
, then embark on a mission to find Link’s distant relatives. Emma Thompson
, Stephen Fry
, Timothy Olyphant
, Matt Lucas
, David Walliams