Jason Segel and Drew Pearce Will Be Writing Another “LEGO Movie” Spin-off “Billion Brick Race”
(via The Hollywood Reporter)
Yes, that puts The LEGO Movie franchise at a potential 7 movies, even though none of the sequels or spin-offs have been released yet.
LEGO Movie 2-4 have already been added to the slate as well as a Ninjago and a LEGO Batman spin-off. Now Warner Bros. has added a third spin-off to the franchise that will be co-written by Jason Segel and Drew Pearce called Billion Brick Race.
No details to the plot are available yet, Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Dan Lin, and Roy Lee are on board to produce and hopefully keep the fun, innovative, meta tone of the first movie consistent throughout the franchise.
“The LEGO Movie Sequel” To Be Directed by Rob Schrab
For those worried that the helm of The LEGO Movie Sequel wouldn’t be in capable hands as Chris Miller and Phil Lord will be busy with their new Fox series Last Man on Earth, worry no more.
Community director/Channel 101 co-founder Rob Schrab has been tapped to direct the sequel and will be sure to uphold the sharp, meta irreverence of the first film. If you’ve ever watched any of Community or Channel 101 or Children’s Hospital or The Sarah Silverman Program or Acceptable TV or so much more of Rob’s work, you’d know this.
So, continue your unfettered excitement about The LEGO Movie going.
Jack Black and The Lonely Island Will Be Performing at The Oscars
There will be “a special sequence” at this year’s Oscars ceremony where Jack Black performs. There are no further details about what makes the sequence special or what the sequence entails or why it even necessitates a press release all by itself, but perhaps Jack will do a “Tribute” to the greatest movie of all time?
Adding more fun to the telecast will be The Lonely Island who will join Tegan and Sara for a live performance of Everything Is Awesome from The Lego Movie (via HitFix).
Potentially, there could be more good rambunctiousness at this year’s Oscars than the time Three 6 Mafia took home one of the coveted statues. Look for all of this when The Oscars go down on Sun. Feb. 22nd.
Chris Miller and Phil Lord Reveal Some Details on “The LEGO Movie 2”
Chris Miller and Phil Lord pulled off the amazing feat of making a wonderful movie based on a toy franchise last year. What they did with The LEGO Movie was inventive, clever, and so very funny and the two are taking great care to make sure that The LEGO Movie 2 won’t disappoint.
So far, they say that it will set 4 years from the end of the events of the last movie and Emmet will be trying to process seeing another dimension. With this in mind and the reveal of the real life kid playing with the LEGOs, perhaps there will be echoes of Toy Story in this sequel?
Either way, we want to know if there will be a follow up to the hit song “Everything Is Awesome” and what the story behind these beached LEGO men is.
A LEGO Batman Spinoff Movie Is Now in the Works
(via The Hollywood Reporter)
On top of all the LEGO Movie sequels that have been planned for the rest of this decade as well as a Ninjago spinoff, Warner Bros. is now developing another installment of the franchise by giving the LEGO Batman character his own spin-off movie.
Also, to answer your question, yes, it will be voiced by Will Arnett.
There’s no doubting this is a smart move for Warner Bros. since the original LEGO Movie was a critical and box office smash hit. Note that, by 2019, according to their plans, Warner Bros. will have made and released 6 films under the LEGO Movie franchise.