DESPICABLE ME Sequel Greenlit; Short Films Featuring The Minions in Development

People who enjoyed last weekend's top-grossing film Despicable Me will be pleased to know that talks are already underway for Despicable Me 2. Deadline reports that Universal Pictures, Illumination (Universal's family film division) founder/CEO Chris Meledandri, and writers Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio have begun discussions about a sequel. Despicable's $56 million opening weekend was notable when you consider that there was no built-in audience. Now it has built an audience, Universal is grabbing hold of a new brand they can develop.

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