Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment has earlier this week released the very first trailer to the stand alone film about Gru’s favorite helpers, Minions. Minions is set to be released on July 10, 2015 and stars the voice talents of Jon Hamm and Sandra Bullock.
The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainmentâ€™s Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. After accidentally killing off so many of themâ€”from T. rex to Napoleonâ€”the Minions find themselves without a master to serve and fall into a deep depression.
But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and heâ€”alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bobâ€”ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow.
The trio embarks upon an adventure that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill (Academy AwardÂ® winner Sandra Bullock), the worldâ€™s first-ever female super-villain. They travel from frigid Antarctica to 1960s New York City, ending in mod London, where they must face their biggest challenge to date: saving all of Minionkind…from annihilation.
Featuring a soundtrack of hit music from the â€™60s that still permeates our culture today, Minions is produced by Illuminationâ€™s Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, and is directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda. Brian Lynch has written the screenplay for the 3D-CG comedy adventure, and Chris Renaud serves as executive producer of the film.