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"Despicable Me" Gets Minions Spin-Off

By Garth Franklin Monday July 23rd 2012 11:27PM

Illumination Entertainment are set to do a presently untitled feature film spinoff of their hit "Despicable Me" franchise says Deadline.

Said film will be an original story that focuses on The Minions, the pill-shaped yellow-colored henchmen for Groo. The story will deal with their interactions with human characters and will both introduce new characters along with incorporating old ones from 'Despicable' and its upcoming sequel due next year.

Brian Lynch penned the script while Pierre Coffin (who helmed 'Despicable') and Kyle Balda ("Dr. Seuss The Lorax") will co-direct. Chris Meledandri, Chris Renaud, Coffin and Balda have reportedly come up with a story that gets around one problem - the strange language the characters talk in.

Production is being co-ordinated so that the Minions film will hit in 2014, one year after "Despicable Me 2" hits cinemas next July.

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