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Can’t get enough of those wacky cute little critters of the “Despicable Me” franchise? You’re in luck, because Illumination Entertainment and Universal are hatching a feature film focused entirely on Gru’s legion of goofball helpers.
The untitled spin-off movie will be an “original story that will introduce new characters and reprise others but the focus is on the antics of the yellow fellows as they interact with human characters”.
Yes, I have absolutely no idea how this will work, either. The minions worked within the “Despicable Me” movies (the sequel is on its way) because they weren’t onscreen the entire time. They showed up, got a laugh, then left. But a whole movie dedicated to them? Huh. Mind you, I think the film will still make plenty of money. Kids love them, and since when have kids cared if a joke went on for way too long?
In any case, Brian Lynch will write the script, with Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda co-directing.
The sequel, “Despicable Me 2″, is already scheduled for July 2013. The untitled minion spin-off movie will show up the year after that in 2014.
Via : Deadline