Universal Pictures scored this year with the 3D CGI comedy Despicable Me. The film, produced by Chris Meledandri’s Illumination Entertainment, was the studio’s biggest hit of the year and has made Meledandri’s company a cornerstone of its production stable. His next project is Hop, a live action/animated hybrid that stars Russell Brand, James Marsden, Kaley Cuoco and more.
The film tells the comic tale of Fred (Marsden), an out-of-work slacker who accidentally injures the Easter Bunny (voiced by Brand) and must take him in as he recovers. As Fred struggles with the world’s worst houseguest, both will learn what it takes to finally grow up. Directed by Tim Hill (Alvin & the Chipmunks), Hop bounces into theaters on April 1st, 2011, but you can get your first look at the lovable bunny below as Universal has released the first poster for the film! Check it out!