Despicable Me ‘s Minions Targeted For Feature Film

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Although the Minions will be joining Gru on the big screen next year in Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me 2, Deadline reports that a solo Minions feature is being planned for a 2014 release.

Brian Lynch, who scripted Illumination and Universal’s Hop, has already drafted the screenplay and Kyle Balda (The Lorax) and Pierre Coffin (Despicable Me) are attached to co-direct.

Despicable Me 2, meanwhile, will hit theaters on July 3, 2013 and will feature the voices of Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Miranda Cosgrove, Russell Brand and Al Pacino.