Banana! I mean, Minions! It’s one of the films that we’ve been eagerly awaiting and with its Australian release just days away, Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment have released the first clip from the Despicable Me prequel.
The clip shows our main trio in this tale (Kevin, Stuart and Bob) after they’ve hitched a ride to Orlando Florida to attend Villain-Con, the must-see event for any henchmen harbouring secret dreams to help take over the world. They are headed to meet Scarlet Overkill (Sandra Bullock), the world’s first-ever female super-villain. Looks like they scored a ride with some like-minded folks.
Check out the clip in the video below.
The tale of Minions actually begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters – from T-Rex to Napoleon – the minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression.
But one minion (Kevin) has a grand plan, and with Stuart and lovable little Bob they venture out into the world to find a new evil boss for his fellow yellow guys to follow. After a few adventures, the find themselves at Villain-Con, where they compete for the right to be henchmen for Scarlet Overkill, a stylish and ambitious villain determined to dominate the world. However, what they find is that they are about to face the biggest challenge of survival; saving all of minion-kind… from annihilation.
Featuring a soundtrack of hit music from the ’60s, Minions is directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda. Brian Lynch has written the screenplay for this comedy adventure. Lynch also brought us Hop and Puss In Boots.
Alongside Sandra Bullock, the film also features the voice talents of Michael Keaton, Allison Janney, Steve Coogan, and, of course, Pierre Coffin as the main Minions.
Minions hits cinema’s in Australia June 18, in the UK on June 26 and in the USA on July 10.