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New Minions Trailer – Meet Scarlet Overkill

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A closer look at the upcoming feature Minions has been revealed as Universal Pictures have released a second trailer for the film. The spin off from the Despicable Me franchise hopes to achieve similar success as Despicable Me 2, which is the fourth highest grossing film of all time, and the highest grossing animated film of 2013 in the UK.

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“Scarlet is an unusual supervillain. She is a dangerously charming woman, which could not have been easy in the late 1960s,”

– Pierre Coffin, Co-Director.

The Minion trio adopt Overkill’s high-flying lifestyle, admiring everything from her stolen jewelry to her castle outside of London and rides in private jets. The new connection also brings the Minions to the cutting edge of the era’s weaponry, from lava guns to hypnotizing helmets.

USA Today released exclusive images of Sandra Bullock’s character Scarlet Overkill this week, and a little taste of the plotline as the inept minions accidentally bump off their previous owners throughout history, something we’ve previously seen in the first trailer. What fate has in store for Scarlett Overkill and how the Minions will wind up with Gru is yet to be seen.


Fun fact: The three main Minions were chosen to mimic the roles of Gru’s three adopted kids.



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.  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 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 a thrilling journey 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.

Minions is due to be released in UK Cinemas June 26th.

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