Illumination, the acclaimed studio behind blockbuster hits like Despicable Me, Minions, and The Super Mario Bros. Movie, has unveiled a new trailer for its upcoming film, Migration. While the trailer showcases the movie’s thrilling and entertaining scenes, what has caught significant online attention is the use of Taylor Swift’s re-recorded version of “Out of the Woods.”
This rendition of the song is set to be part of Taylor Swift’s latest album, 1989 (Taylor’s Version), scheduled for release on October 27. Swift initiated the re-recording process in 2021 amidst a dispute over the ownership of her masters. Illumination seems to be strategically leveraging the inclusion of Swift’s song to bring added visibility to Migration, a film that might have flown somewhat under the radar until now.
As the holiday season approaches, Illumination invites audiences to embark on a whimsical adventure with Migration, an original comedy. Renowned for creating comedic blockbusters like Minions, Despicable Me, Sing, and The Secret Life of Pets, Illumination promises a unique family vacation experience with the Mallard family.
The Mallards find themselves stuck in a routine, with dad Mack content to paddle around their New England pond indefinitely. However, mom Pam yearns for excitement and persuades Mack to take the family on an extraordinary journey. What follows is a series of misadventures as the Mallards travel from New York City to tropical Jamaica, encountering unexpected challenges and forming new connections.
The screenplay for Migration is crafted by Mike White, the Emmy-winning creator of The White Lotus and the screenwriter of School of Rock. The film features a stellar comedic cast, led by Oscar and Emmy nominee Kumail Nanjiani in the role of anxious Mallard dad Mack and Emmy nominee Elizabeth Banks portraying Pam, the daring and quick-witted matriarch of the Mallard family.
Migration, promising humor, life lessons, and a heartwarming narrative, is set to hit theaters on December 22. As Illumination continues its legacy of delivering family-friendly entertainment, the inclusion of Taylor Swift’s “Out of the Woods” adds a musical charm to this holiday release, making it an anticipated treat for audiences of all ages.
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