Remember “Despicable Me”? Good. Now, remember those cute little gleeful things called “Minions” in Despicable Me? It was just announced yesterday that apparently, the cheeky little characters are set to get a spin-off movie all to themselves.
But their role in Despicable Me was that of a supporting one. That means that although memorable, they only offered as much as comedy relief, right? Like Scrat in the “Ice Age” movies? Which reminds us, when is he ever going to get his grubby little hands on that acorn?
Anyway, before you wonder if being supporting characters can sustain an entire feature film, keep in mind that as tiny of sidekicks as they are, they’ve already appeared in numerous short films and even their own 4-D ride at Universal Studios Florida.
In fact, they’ve garnered so much appeal that it’s only right to give them their rightful place.
Furthermore, Slashfilm announced that the film will feature the minions interacting with human characters, and maybe some surprise visits from some old characters from the first film and new characters from the upcoming “Despicable Me 2”.
Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda (Despicable Me and The Lorax respectively) will co-direct the project from a script by Brian Lynch. And the movie is set for release in the summer of 2014.
Wait a minute. Are they going to make the minions speak English this time or what?