The year 2015 has been a fruitful year for Universal Pictures India with two back-to-back 100 crore blockbusters ‘Fast and Furious 7’ and ‘Jurassic World’. The studio will now gear up for the release of the much anticipated July release of the animated comedy ‘Minions’, a spin-off of the ‘Despicable Me’ series.
The universal popularity of the characters combined with the introduction of a new franchise altogether is expected to take the box office by storm worldover. Featuring voice overs by Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney, Steve Coogan, Jennifer Saunders and Geoffrey Rush, the film will see a pan India release on 10th July, 2015.
The story revolves around a Minion named Kevin who along with 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 (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 Minion kind from annihilation.
Featuring a soundtrack of hit music from the ’60s, Minions is directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda. Talking about the film, co-director Pierre Coffin said, “This movie is not just for one audience. It’s for a broad audience, but we tried to be witty about it, meaning that every time there is a joke, we try putting multiple levels on it. That’s the magic of animation. You can express everything for your characters with sheer physical movements.”
‘Minions’ releases in Indian theaters in English on July 10, 2015 Release Date: Friday, 10th July, 2015
Directors: Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda
Starring: Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney, Steve Coogan, Jennifer Saunders and Geoffrey Rush Writer: Brian Lynch