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Universal Pictures announced today that its Despicable Me spin-off Minions has been pushed from its December 19, 2014 release date to July 10, 2015. There are no other movies currently slated for release on that date, but it comes between Independence Day 2 on July 3, 2015 (which will likely move to the summer of 2016) and the highly-anticipated Batman Vs. Superman on July 17, 2015.
Sandra Bullock and Jon Hamm have signed on to voice the villain Scarlett Overkill and her husband Herb Overkill, who encounter the Minions at a villain conference in the 1960s, long before they ever met Gru. Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda are directing this animated spin-off from a screenplay by Brian Lynch.
In related news, the studio has also pushed its Untitled Illumination Entertainment Project from July 3, 2015 to February 12, 2016. No story details have been given for this project, which is being produced by Christopher Meledandri.
After scoring with “Despicable Me 2″ this summer, Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment will release a spin off movie starring the franchise’s yellow Minions to July 10, 2015. The film had originally been dated for a Dec. 19, 2014 release.
The new date will enable Universal to fully exploit the film as a summer tentpole that lends itself to a vast consumer products program, games and theme park promotions.
Toys tied to the characters in “Despicable Me 2″ sold better than expected, with product, including a banana-scented fart blaster selling out at many stores.
The Minions also had their own blimp floating around the country.
“Minions” will have the new weekend to itself, with Fox’s “Independence Day” sequel out July 3, and Warner Bros.’ “Man of Steel” sequel bowing July 17. Sony has “The Smurfs 3″ on July 24, Disney and Marvel release “Ant-Man” later that month, on July 31, while the next “Terminator” kicks off the »
- Marc Graser
The Despicable Me spin-off film Minions has an official synopsis. For those of you who love the adorably annoying yellow Minions and are looking forward to the movie, here's what the movie will be about, thanks to Comingsoon...
The Minions, breakout stars from "Despicable Me," are presented in an origin story that showcases their unpredictable personality and physicality, and pairs them with equally memorable human characters. As it turns out, Minions have existed since the beginning of time. They have evolved from single (yellow) cell organisms into the familiar beings we know, and they live for a collective purpose: to seek out and serve the most despicable master they can find. Academy Award winner Sandra Bullock will lead the voice cast of the human characters as Scarlett Overkill, the world's reigning super-villain of the 1960s.
- Joey Paur
We were able to get our hands on the official synopsis for Minions , which will hit theaters after Despicable Me 2 (July 3, 2013) on December 19, 2014. Directed by Kyle Balda and Pierre Coffin, the Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment project is described as follows: The Minions, breakout stars from "Despicable Me," are presented in an origin story that showcases their unpredictable personality and physicality, and pairs them with equally memorable human characters. As it turns out, Minions have existed since the beginning of time. They have evolved from single (yellow) cell organisms into the familiar beings we know, and they live for a collective purpose: to seek out and serve the most despicable master they can find. Academy Award winner Sandra Bullock »
Update: "Mad Men" star Jon Hamm is joining Sandra Bullock in Evil for the Minions movie. Hamm's animated character is inventor Herb Overkill, who is married to Bullock's fashionista villainness Scarlet Overkill. Hamm's dramatic turns as Don Draper and the doctor in Sucker Punch are balanced by the comedic characters he's played on "SNL," "30 Rock," and Bridesmaids.
Feb. 12, 2013 - Sandra Bullock, whose usually busy fighting crime in Miss Congeniality movies or upcoming Heat, will play the bad guy girl in Minions, the Despicable Me spinoff. Bullock will voice Scarlet Overkill, a supervillain fashionista. Minions establishes that the little helpers have been serving as henchmen for bad guys throughout history but in the 1960s (before they met Gru) they didn't have a master. They all fall into a depression so three of them set out to find a new employer through a competition, which is where they meet Scarlet Overkill. Minions »
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Jon Hamm ("Mad Men") has signed to join Sandra Bullock in Universal Pictures' upcoming "Despicable Me" spin-off, called "Minions." Hamm will voice Herb Overkill, husband to super-villain Scarlet Overkill (Bullock). In "Minions," we discover that Minions have actually existed throughout history, always seeking out the most despicable master to serve. At a time before they met their current boss Gru, the Minions encountered Scarlet Overkill, a stylish and bad-ass super-villain bent on world domination. The new movie will be directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda. It's set to hit theaters on December 19th, 2014. »
Hamm will voice the role of inventor Herb Overkill, the husband of Bullock's character, Deadline reports.
Minions will be released in Us and UK cinemas on December 19, 2014.
Meanwhile, Despicable Me 2 will be released on June 28 in the UK and July 3 in the Us.
Watch a trailer for Despicable Me 2 below: »
The story is set in the 1960s, long before the loveable yellow Minions joined forces with Despicable Me's Gru, and establishes that these pint-sized henchmen have been around since the beginning of time, providing their services to the world' elite villains. The plot follows the Minions heading to a villain conference to find their latest master to serve, when they encounter Scarlet Overkill (Sandra Bullock). Jon Hamm is playing Scarlett's inventor husband Herb Overkill.
Fans will get another dose of the Minions in this summer's comedy sequel Despicable Me 2. Jon Hamm recently voiced the villainous Captain Murphy in the Season 4 finale of FX's hit animated series Archer. »
Jon Hamm is something of a favourite around Empire Towers, so we’re always glad to hear when the Mad Men star nabs new work. This time, he’ll be putting his tonsils to work on Despicable Me spin-off Minions.Hamm has signed on to voice a character called Herb Overkill, the inventor husband of the scheming Scarlett Overkill (Sandra Bullock, who locked in the lead recently).The story winds the clock back to 1960 (long before they meet Despicable's Gru) where the little yellow chattering guys are in a collective funk after accidentally wiping out all their previous masters. They head to a villain convention, looking for someone to lead them. Audrey Hepburn-styled baddie Scarlet seems like the best option, because she’s aiming to become the world’s first female supervillain.1960, eh? Well, at least we know that Hamm suits the suits of the time. With a script »
We first heard about the Despicable Me minions’ spin-off last summer, and as we approach the anticipated release of Despicable Me 2 this summer, we’re starting to get some promising news on next year’s movie.
Deadline report that Sandra Bullock has signed on to voice the lead super-villain, Scarlet Overkill, going against type to play the baddie for this animated feature.
Illumination Entertainment already have an impressive track record since starting back in 2007, launching Despicable Me to success in 2010, and grossing over half a billion dollars. They followed it up with a live-action/animated blend in 2011’s Hop, and returned last year to bring us Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax.
This year, they have Despicable Me 2 coming out, which is sure to be a big hit in the summer. And then all eyes will be turning to those adorable little minions at the end of next year.
- Kenji Lloyd
Universal Pictures is currently working on both a sequel to "Despicable Me," and a spin-off called "Minions" that focuses on the little yellow characters. Now comes word that the studio has signed Sandra Bullock to lead the voice cast of "Minions." In the new movie, we discover that Minions have actually existed throughout history, always seeking out the most despicable master to serve. At a time before they met their current boss Gru, the Minions encountered Scarlet Overkill, a stylish and bad-ass super-villain bent on world domination. Bullock will voice Scarlett Overkill. "Minions" will be directed by Pierre Coffin (Despicable Me) and Kyle Balda (The Lorax). It's set to hit theaters on December 19th, 2014. »
Sandra Bullock has been cast to voice the main super villain in Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's Despicable Me spin-off film, Minions. The movie centers on the little yellow henchmen that who were introduced to us in Despicable Me. According to Deadline, Bullock will voice a character named Scarlet Overkill, "a stylish bad-ass super-villain who is (what else?), bent on world domination." I believe this is the first kind of villain role that Bullock has had. Here's a more detailed description of the story,
This spinoff establishes that Minions have existed since the beginning of time, in service of history’s most ambitiously evil villains. Through their lovable ineptitude, Minions have managed to thwart and ultimately kill all of those bad guys. This story picks up in the 1960s, before they hench-ed for Gru. After wiping out all their masters, the Minions fall into a collective depression and three of »
- Joey Paur
Sandra Bullock has signed on to voice the lead villain for Universal Pictures' Despicable Me spin-off Minions. The Oscar-winning actress will play Scarlet Overkill, who aspires to become the world's first female super-villain in the 1960s, before the Minions met Gru.
The story establishes that the Minions have been around since the beginning of time, providing their services to the world's most dastardly super-villains. These loveable characters have fallen on hard times, with no more villains to serve, causing them to fall into a depression. Three of the Minions set out to find a new master at a villain convention, where they meet Scarlet Overkill, who has plans to dominate the world.
Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda are directing the feature from a screenplay by Brian Lynch. Christopher Meledandri and Janet Healy will produce through their Illumination Entertainment company. Executive producer Chris Renaud and Pierre Coffin will provide the voices of the Minions. »
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