Universal Pictures has set a December 19, 2014 release date for Illumination Entertainment’s untitled Despicable Me minions spinoff. It is the only movie scheduled for that date for now.
We’ll get to see the minions again much sooner, however, as Despicable Me 2 is scheduled to hit theaters on July 3, 2013.
The minions film will be directed by Pierre Coffin and co-directed by Kyle Balda from a script by Brian Lynch. Chris Renaud is executive producing.
Despicable Me was a big success for Universal and Illumination in 2010. The film earned an impressive $543.1 million worldwide on a budget of just $69 million.