Universal move forward on Despicable Me sequel… Universal Pictures is moving forward on a sequel to Despicable Me. According to Deadline, Chris Meledandri and writers Cinco Paul and Ken Daurioto are in talks to pen the follow-up to the hit animated adventure: “What’s particularly nice is that the making of Despicable Me was probably more fluid than any film I’ve ever worked on,” said Meledandri, former head of Fox Animation. He added: “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. featues the voices of Steve Carell, Russell Brand and Jason Segel and has grossed more than $63m in less than one week in US cinemas.