If you’re a fan of Garth Jennings then you’re already scrolling down to watch the first trailer for his collaboration with Illumination – they who beget the Minions on an unsuspecting world.
If you’re a fan of Adam Buxton then you’ll have heard his podcast with the director of Son of Rambow & The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy last year (if not – click here and listen with your ears). Here he talks about the then-secret project and its effect on him and his family – solid listening.
And now here it is! Lining up a decent band of vocal brothers Jennings has Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly and everyone’s favourite new face Taron Egerton.
If there’s one filmmaker able to bring the best out of the animation geniuses at Illumination it’s Jennings… can’t wait.
Poster first, then trailer – ok?
Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Sing stars Buster Moon (Academy Award® winner Matthew McConaughey), a dapper Koala who presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. Buster is an eternal optimist—okay, maybe a bit of a scoundrel—who loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Now facing the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he has one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition.
Five lead contestants emerge: A mouse (Seth MacFarlane) who croons as smoothly as he cons, a timid teenage elephant (Tori Kelly) with an enormous case of stage fright, an overtaxed mother (Academy Award® winner Reese Witherspoon) run ragged tending a litter of 25 piglets, a young gangster gorilla (Taron Egerton) looking to break free of his family’s felonies, and a punk-rock porcupine (Scarlett Johansson) struggling to shed her arrogant boyfriend and go solo. Each animal arrives under Buster’s marquee believing that this is their shot to change the course of their life.