With Big Hero 6 and The Penguins of Madagascar set to close out the 2014 year in animation, several studios have already been giving us a glimpse of what to expect from their 2015 offerings. Joining in on the chorus is Illumination Entertainment with new information and promo art about their next film and when we might see the first trailer (Hint: very soon!).
Courtesy of sources such as Den of Geek and Flicks and Bits, we now have our first piece of promo art for Minions, a spinoff film focusing on the ever-popular sidekick characters from the Despicable Me films. This poster in particular puts the focus on the leading minions: Kevin, Stuart, and Bob.
Then we have the synopsis, which describes the film as follows:
“The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’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 them—from T. Rex to Napoleon—the Minions find themselves without a master to serve and fall into a deep depression.
But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he—alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob—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 Award® winner Sandra Bullock), the world’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”
And to top it all off, Universal will be debuting the first full trailer for the film tomorrow on November 4th.
There’s not much else to say about the film (at least until the trailer hits), but the locations described in the synopsis (Antarctica, New York City, London) seem to suggest a globetrotting adventure tone (somewhat akin to the classic James Bond films of that era). Plus, Despicable Me has always had a bit of retro feel in its art style, so it’ll be interesting to see how that style lends itself to the era that inspired it.
Minions will arrive in theaters July 10, 2015
What do you think? Are you looking forward to the trailer?