Friday, June 11, 2010

Despicable Me

In a happy suburban neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences with flowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbors, hidden beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by a small army of minions, we discover Gru (voiced by Steve Carell), planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon (Yes, the moon!) in Universal's new 3-D CGI feature, Despicable Me.

Gru delights in all things wicked. Armed with his arsenal of shrink rays, freeze rays, and battle-ready vehicles for land and air, he vanquishes all who stand in his way. Until the day he encounters the immense will of three little orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no one else has ever seen: a potential Dad.

The world's (second) greatest villain has just met his greatest challenge: three little girls named Margo, Edith and Agnes.

Universal Pictures has announced that three-time Grammy Award winner Pharrell Williams will write original music for Despicable Me. This marks the first time Pharrell has composed music for a film. Oscar winner Hans Zimmer and Heitor Pereira are writing the film’s score. This shouldn’t come as a huge surprise as the catchy song at the end of the original teaser trailer was an original composition by Pharrell with MeOh!My.

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