‘Lego Movie’ Directors Returning to Write Sequel
Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who wrote and directed Warner Bros.’ (WB) box office hit animation “The Lego Movie,” are confirmed to be returning to write for its sequel. Read on for further details.
According to Deadline, both writers have signed up with Warner Bros. to return to write the script of "The Lego Movie" sequel. However, it is not confirmed yet if they would also direct for the sequel as they did with the original film. Lord and Miller had a busy run this year, directing the Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum starrer cop-comedy sequel “22 Jump Street,” as well as working as executive producers for Will Forte's series “Last Man on Earth” on FOX.
Besides “The Lego Movie 2,” WB has also slated two more "Lego" titled pics, which will premiere before the sequel. “The Lego Ninjago Movie” comes up first, slated for a 2016 release, specifically on Sept. 23, 2016. Based on the Lego kit set of the same name, which also got its own TV series on Cartoon Network, the spin-off will be set in a very different universe that was established in "The Lego Movie." Charlie Bean, who produced Disney's "Tron: Uprising," is set to direct the pic from a script by the Hageman brothers, Dan and Kevin, who penned for the cartoon series "Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu" and co-wrote the story for "The Lego Movie." Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Phil Lord and Chris Miller will produce.
Meanwhile, “The Lego Batman Movie” has been slated for a 2017 release. With the popularity of the character in “The Lego Movie,” WB has decided to give the character his own direct spin-off, with Will Arnett, who voiced Batman in the “The Lego Movie,” returning to lend his voice. Chris McKay, who served as animation supervisor on "The Lego Movie," is set to direct the spin-off feature from a script being written by author-screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith.
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