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MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU (Balda, Ableson, del Val, 2020)

PostPosted: 05 Feb 2020, 20:48
by bomaz
WTF ? Dolph will lend his voice to a vilain in the new Minion movie.


Re: MINIONS THE RISE OF GRU (Kyle Balda, Brad Ableson cie, 2

PostPosted: 06 Feb 2020, 00:10
by Jox
OH WOW. And its both a crossover of a MINIONS sequel and a DESPICABLE ME spin-off prequel

What a cast, and it will be the 2nd second time he shares credit with legendary Julie Andrews...!

‘Minions: The Rise Of Gru’ Trailer: The Me Decade Is Perfect Era For This Supervillain-In-Training
https://deadline.com/video/minions-the- ... eve-carell


30 seconds teaser released on Monday





The official synopsis reads:
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.

In the heart of the 1970s, amid a flurry of feathered hair and flared jeans, Gru (Oscar® nominee Steve Carell) is growing up in the suburbs. A fanboy of a supervillain supergroup known as the Vicious 6, Gru hatches a plan to become evil enough to join them. Luckily, he gets some mayhem-making backup from his loyal followers, the Minions. Together, Kevin, Stuart, Bob, and Otto—a new Minion sporting braces and a desperate need to please—deploy their skills as they and Gru build their first lair, experiment with their first weapons and pull off their first missions.

When the Vicious 6 oust their leader, legendary fighter Wild Knuckles (Oscar® winner Alan Arkin), Gru interviews to become their newest member. It doesn’t go well (to say the least), and only gets worse after Gru outsmarts them and suddenly finds himself the mortal enemy of the apex of evil. On the run, Gru will turn to an unlikely source for guidance, Wild Knuckles himself, and discover that even bad guys need a little help from their friends.

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 features a thrilling new cast of stars, including, as members of the Vicious 6, Taraji P. Henson as cool and confident leader Belle Bottom, Jean-Claude Van Damme as Jean Clawed, Lucy Lawless as Nunchuck, Dolph Lundgren as Svengeance and Danny Trejo as Stronghold. The film also features Russell Brand as Dr. Nefario, an aspiring mad scientist, Michelle Yeoh as Master Chow, an acupuncturist with mad Kung Fu skills, and Oscar® winner Julie Andrews as Gru’s maddeningly self-absorbed mom.

Steered by the franchise’s original creators, Minions: The Rise of Gru is produced by visionary Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and his longtime collaborators Janet Healy and Chris Renaud. The film is directed by returning franchise filmmaker Kyle Balda (Despicable Me 3, Minions), co-directed by Brad Ableson (The Simpsons) and Jonathan del Val (The Secret Life of Pets films), and features the iconic voice of Pierre Coffin as the Minions and a killer ʼ70s soundtrack courtesy of legendary Grammy-winning music producer Jack Antonoff.


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Re: MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU (Balda, Ableson, del Val, 2020

PostPosted: 07 Feb 2020, 16:35
by Jox
I have to admit, I didn't not understand anything by watching the full trailer.

(rarely seeing any 3D animation movies apart from like the excellent INSIDE OUT, I'd be more into a classic FROZEN type story/tone as I recently watched the original and found it to be great because it dared going to some almost dark and adult places I didn't expect)

But career wise, it's a cool opportunity he was offered to branch out with another mainstream title lined-up. It's actually very surprising they went to all these genre B movie listers for that.

Re: MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU (Balda, Ableson, del Val, 2020

PostPosted: 14 Feb 2020, 10:39
by Jox
The Vicious 6

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Re: MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU (Balda, Ableson, del Val, 2020

PostPosted: 16 Feb 2020, 16:58
by Jox
No reaction(s) on Dolph being part of it?

Re: MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU (Balda, Ableson, del Val, 2020

PostPosted: 20 Mar 2020, 14:32
by Jox
‘Minions: The Rise Of Gru’ Moves Off Global Summer Release Dates As Illumination’s Paris Studio Temporarily Closes Over Coronavirus
https://deadline.com/2020/03/minions-th ... 202887622/
Illumination/Universal’s Minions: The Rise Of Gru has been moved off of its global release which was previously set for late June in some offshore markets and for July 3 domestically. This is another casualty of the coronavirus pandemic as Illumination’s Mac Guff studio in Paris has been temporarily shuttered in abidance with the current lockdown in France. A new release date is yet to be fixed.

Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri said, “In response to the severity of the situation in France, we are temporarily closing our Illumination Mac Guff studio in Paris. With this decision we are abiding by the French Government’s guidelines and doing everything possible to slow the spread of the virus as we care for our artists and their families. This means we will be unable to finish Minions: The Rise Of Gru in time for our planned global releases in late June and early July. While we all grapple with the enormity of this crisis, we must put the safety and protection of our employees above all. We look forward to finding a new release date for the return of Gru and the Minions.”

Re: MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU (Balda, Ableson, del Val, 2020

PostPosted: 21 Mar 2020, 18:03
by GeneralMcFaiL
Saw that. Which character is he again?

Re: MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU (Balda, Ableson, del Val, 2020

PostPosted: 21 Mar 2020, 20:30
by bomaz
He's Svengeance, I guess it's the "viking" we see in the teaser.

Re: MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU (Balda, Ableson, del Val, 2020

PostPosted: 22 Mar 2020, 13:47
by Nathan
More good exposure for Dolph and more confirmation that his general appreciation by the wider populous is on the increase. Hopefully the release date won't end up being pushed.

Re: MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU (Balda, Ableson, del Val, 2020

PostPosted: 22 Mar 2020, 16:37
by Jox
They cannot even finish the film at the moment, so for now just waiting for when they can resume the work that remains (I'm not even sure Dolph and co did their voice-recording)...

Re: MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU (Balda, Ableson, del Val, 2020

PostPosted: 23 Mar 2020, 22:23
by Nathan
Ahh I thought it was in post already.