Filmmakers have released the full-length trailer of upcoming animated flick Minions: The Rise of Gru, slated to hit the cinemas on July 3rd.
The joint venture of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment is said to be the follow-up to the studios’ smash-hit 2015 film Minions, which bagged $1.159 billion at the box office.
Directed by Kyle Balda, who co-directed Minions, Despicable Me, and Illumination’s 2012 film The Lorax; flick takes place in the 1970s and follows Steve Carell’s iconic villain Gru as a 12-year-old with dreams of becoming a supervillain (still voiced by Carell).
While this film still takes place before the events of the Despicable Me films, so technically it is a sequel to the 1968-set Minions, in which the titular characters went on the hunt for a new leader to follow.
According to the film’s original synopsis: “This summer, from the biggest animated franchise in history and global cultural phenomenon, comes the untold story of one 12-year-old’s dream to become the world’s greatest supervillain, in Minions: The Rise of Gru.
Teeming with Illumination’s signature subversive humor, pop-culture sophistication, full-hearted emotion, bold music sensibility, and over-the-top action, Minions: The Rise of Gru is steered by the franchise’s original creators”.
Check out the trailer below: