Sandra Bullock is set to provide the lead villain voice in the "Despicable Me" 3D spin-off feature "Minions" at Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment.
In the film, it is established that the adorable yellow henchmen have existed since the beginning of time, in service of history's most ambitiously evil villains. Through their lovable ineptitude, they have thwarted and ultimately killed them all.
The story is set in the 1960s as the now depressed collective seek a new master at a villain convention.
They soon compete for the right to be henchmen to Scarlet Overkill (Bullock) who is described as a "stylish bad-ass super-villain bent on world domination".
The CG-animated comedy is currently targeting a December 19th 2014 release.