The upcoming spin-off from Despicable Me, Minions, was announced in 2012, after the huge success of the first two movies. While the second movie might not have been as good as its predecessor, the minions were one of its few redeeming qualities. They have also become fan favorites, which makes a spin-off about them make even more sense.
The first trailer for the movie was released earlier today, which you can see down below:
The description for Minions reads:
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.
Featuring a soundtrack of hit music from the ’60s that still permeates our culture today, Minions is produced by Illumination’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.
While there are more than a few hijinks that the minions are famous for, the trailer also presents a somewhat serious tone at times. While the whole movie is probably not going to be like that, it’s interesting to see that’s the way they would choose to market it. You can catch Minions in theaters next year.