Still reeling from the awesome rendition of “The LEGO Movie” theme song at the 87th Annual Academy Awards? We thought so. Despite being snubbed by the Oscars, the brick flick continues to charm the fans with its highly addictive theme song and awesome characters. Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller even earned heaps of critical praises for creating such a great movie.
Due to its tremendous success, Warner Bros. has slotted 3 new LEGO-branded films to be released over the next 4 years, starting with “LEGO Ninjago”. A “LEGO Batman” will have its own solo film in 2017 but the sequel for “The LEGO Movie” won’t arrive until 2018. It’s going to be a long wait but everything is cool when Rob Schrab is part of the team.
That’s right, everyone. The “Community” director is officially the director for the sequel of Warner Bros’ “The LEGO Movie!
Both Phil Lord and Chris Miller will not return to direct the film but they are still part of the awesome team. The two will return to the sequel as producers instead, alongside Dan Lin and Roy Lee. The sequel will take place 4 years after the events in the first film and the directing duo are already writing the script with Jared Stern and Michelle Morgan.
Plot details are are still kept tightly under wraps but Lord and Miller are hoping that the sequel could feature Marvel characters.
Having directed episodes of TV comedies such as “Community” and “The Mindy Project”, Rob Schrab seems like the perfect director for “The LEGO Movie” sequel. The director was nominated for a WGA Award for his work on “The Sarah Silverman Show” and won an Emmy for co-writing the Hugh Jackman opening musical number on the 81st Academy Awards in 2009. He also earned an Annie Award nomination for the script he co-wrote for the 2006 animated film, “Monster House”.
“The LEGO Movie captivated critics and audiences on a global scale with its irresistible blend of humor, imagination and fun,” said Greg Silverman, the studio’s president of creative development and worldwide production. He added:
Warner Bros. is excited to build our relationship with The Lego Group with this new adventure, and we join them in welcoming the multi-talented Rob Schrab to the Lego family as he takes the helm of The Lego Movie Sequel.
Warner Bros has yet to announce the exact release date for the sequel but the spin-off films “LEGO Ninjago” and “LEGO Batman” are slated for release on 23rd September 2016 and 27th May 2017 respectively.