Heitor Pereira is set to score Universal Pictures’ & Illumination Entertainment’s upcoming animated feature Minions. The film is a spin-off of the hit animated franchise Despicable Me and has been described as an origin story, which establishes that Minions have existed since the beginning of time, in service of history’s most ambitiously evil villains. Sandra Bullock will voice Scarlet Overkill, a stylish super-villain who is bent on world domination and Jon Hamm will lend his voice to her husband, the inventor Herb Overkill. Pierre Coffin who directed both Despicable Me and its sequel is directing the project with Kyle Balda (The Lorax) and Brian Lynch (Puss in Boots, Hop) has written the screenplay. Illumination’s Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy are producing the movie. Pereira has previously scored both Despicable Me installments. Minions is set to be released on December 19, 2014 by Universal Pictures.