If you read this blog even occasionally you will probably know about my adoration for the Minions from Despicable Me. So I’m excited that they are going to get a film of their own.
It’s due to be released in Summer 2015. Pierre Coffin returns as director. Sandra Bullock and John Hamm star as Scarlet and Herb Overkill.
The plot sounds promisingly bonkers:
Minions are yellow henchmen, who have existed since the beginning of time, evolving from yellow single-celled organisms into beings who have only one purpose: to serve the history’s [sic] most ambitious villains. After their ineptitude destroys all their masters, including T. Rex and Dracula, they decide to isolate themselves from the world and start a new life in Antarctica. Sometime in the 1960’s, the lack of a master drives them into depression, so Kevin the Minion and two other volunteers set out to find a new one. They arrive at a villain convention, where they compete for the right to be henchmen for Scarlet Overkill, a stylish and ambitious villain determined to dominate the world and become the first female super-villain.
Source: Despicable Me Wiki