The Grinch (also known as Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch) is an upcoming American 3D computer-animated Christmas film produced by Illumination Entertainment. Based on the 1957 Dr. Seuss story How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, it is the third screen adaptation of the story, following the 1966 TV special of the same name and the 2000 feature-length also of the same name. It is directed by Yarrow Cheney and Scott Mosier, written by Michael LeSieur and stars Benedict Cumberbatch. The film is scheduled to be released by Universal Pictures on November 9, 2018. The film will be given a Real D 3D and IMAX 3D release.
Meledandri emphasized that Illumination — the studio that he launched with 2010’s Despicable Me, which birthed the Minions — has generated $6 billion at the worldwide box office.
He also touched on the upcoming The Secret Life of Pets 2 (due out June 7, 2019), with an introduction by Kevin Hart and TIffany Haddish and news that Harrison Ford will join the cast; and Sing 2 (Dec. 25, 2020), which is in the early stages of production. Two all-new undisclosed Illumination projects are also set to arrive in 2021.