A first look at Scarlet Overkill, the minions’ newest despicable master in their upcoming spin-off solo pic – check it out here.
USA Today offers the first official look on Sandra Bullock’s character, Scarlet Overkill, in the upcoming “Despicable Me” spin-off, “Minions.” Dating back from the age of dinosaurs, the minions have roamed the face of the Earth in search of the most despicable of masters, going in services of a T. rex, an Egyptian pharoah, Genghis Khan, Napoleon Bonaparte and even Dracula. However, their notable enthusiasm matches up with their incompetence, getting a bad habit of accidentally killing off their Master. Without a master, they had no purpose, becoming aimless and depressed. If this went on much longer, they will surely perish. Finding a master was easy, but keeping one? That’s where things get tricky.
Enter Kevin, Stuart and Little Bob, three minions who are up to the task of finding their next most despicable master. Their journey takes them up to 1960s New York City where they compete for the right to be henchmen for Scarlet Overkill, voiced by Oscar Award–winning Sandra Bullock (Gravity), a stylish and ambitious villain determined to dominate the world and become the first female supervillain. But Scarlet isn’t just your typical run-of-the-mill chick, her husband and fellow villain, Herb Overkill (John Hamm), even decided to take her last name instead of her taking his, which probably says much about her.
“Scarlet Overkill has fantastic hair, wears great clothes and has a lethal uppercut. When we turn her loose on the world, she is going to come out standing on top,” says producer Chris Meledandri, head of the animation studio Illumination Entertainment.
“Scarlet is an unusual supervillain. She is a dangerously charming woman, which could not have been easy in the late 1960s,” says helmer Pierre Coffin.
“Minions” is produced by Illumination Entertainment’s Chris Meledandri and Janet Healey for Universal Pictures and is directed by Kyle Balda and Pierre Coffin from a script by Brian Lynch. Chris Renaud will serve as executive producer of the film. “Minions” will feature the voices of Sandra Bullock, John Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney and Steve Coogan.
“Minions” will be invading the big screens on July 10, 2015.
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