Universal Pictures will begin development of Despicable Me 2, the sequel to to their animated hit Despicable Me.
Illumination Entertainment’s Chris Meledandri, along with writers Cinco Paul and Ken Daurioto, are reportedly in talks to write a follow-up to the current No.1 movie in America.
“What’s particularly nice is that the making of Despicable Me was probably more fluid than any film I’ve ever worked on,” says Meledandri. “There was a clarity and a unified vision behind this film. I started the company three years ago this spring, and I am confident that this was the fastest transition of any major studio CG movie from idea to release that has ever been done.”
Despicable Me features the voice work of Steve Carell, Russell Brand and Jason Segel. The film has grossed more than $63 million in less than one week theaters.
While there is no official word on when Despicable Me 2 will arrive in theaters, analysts claims the film is expected to arrive in the summer of 2012.