From the moment audiences first experienced them in Illumination Entertainment's Despicable Me, we have always wondered: where did the Minions come from? In Minions, that question is answered and the Minions are presented in an origin story that showcases their unpredictable personality and physicality, and pairs them with equally memorable human characters. As it turns out, Minions have existed since the beginning of time. They have evolved from single (yellow) cell organisms into the familiar beings we know, and they live for a collective purpose: to seek out and serve the most despicable master they can find. Academy Award® winner Sandra Bullock leads the voice cast of the human characters as Scarlet Overkill, the world's reigning super-villain of the 1960s. The CG comedy adventure will be produced by Illumination's Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, and the film will be directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda. Brian Lynch has written the screenplay for Minions, and Chris Renaud serves as executive producer.