The Grinch is getting ready to steal Christmas again this holiday season. Universal has released a new trailer for Illumination’s much-anticipated The Grinch, which is slated for a national release on November 9.
The lively and colorful CG-animated project is the eighth feature from the acclaimed studio behind Despicable Me and The Secret Life of Pets. Directed by Scott Mosier (producer, Free Birds, Clerks) and Yarrow Cheney (co-director, The Secret Life of Pets) and produced by Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, this new adaptation of the 1957 Theodor Geisel story will slide into theaters on November 9, 2018.
The trailer follows the beloved curmudgeon as he is getting ready to spread his special brand of evil and ho-hum in Who-ville. There’s also a brief flashback where we see a much younger version of the green creature, who is stuck alone at an orphanage while all the other kids in town are enjoying the magic of the season.
Benedict Cumberbatch voices the infamous Grinch, who lives in a cave on Mt. Crumpet with only his loyal dog Max for company. With his den full of contraptions rigged for his convenience, the Grinch need only run into Who-ville when he runs out of food. But each year, his Who neighbors disrupt his tranquility with bigger, brighter and louder Christmas celebrations. There’s only one thing to do: Pose as Santa Claus and steal Christmas! Meanwhile, little Cindy-Lou Who and her enthusiastic friends make a plan to trap Santa Claus in order to thank him for helping her overworked single mom. As Christmas approaches, the two schemes threaten to collide.
You can watch the new trailer here.