The Minions will next be seen in Despicable Me 2, which opens July 3, 2013. Today Universal Pictures scheduled Illumination Entertainment‘s Untitled Minions Project In 3D for Friday, December 19, 2014. The spinoff features the Minions characters from the 2010 hit Despicable Me and marks the 5th movie in Illumination’s partnership with Universal. With an all new storyline, Universal says the movie will take full advantage of the oddball Minions in settings with human characters. The 3D-CG comedy adventure will be produced by Illumination’s Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy and will be directed by Pierre Coffin who with Chris Renaud also helmed the original movie and its upcoming sequel. The Minions Project is to be co-directed by Kyle Balda. Brian Lynch has written the screenplay and Renaud will serve as executive producer.