If you ever wondered how henchmen find employment, that question is answered in the new trailer for Minion, the Despicable Me spinoff/prequel from Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment.
The teaser for the animated comedy-adventure picks up in 1968 with Kevin, Stuart and Bob on their way to Orlando for Villain-Con, which is apparently part celebrity spotlight, part job fair. There, they -- and the audience -- are introduced to their new master, superstar villain Scarlet Overkill, voiced by Sandra Bullock.
Directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, Minions also stars Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney and Steve Coogan. It opens July 10.
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. 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.