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Phil Lord & Chris Miller penning ‘Lego Movie’ Sequel

October 27th, 2014 by Derek Robertson Comments

Phil Lord and Chris Miller (21 & 22 Jump Street) have signed on with Warner Bros to write The Lego Movie sequel. They wrote and directed the first film, but there were uncertainties about whether they would be returning for the second installment of the franchise. However, there is still no word on whether they’ll direct it.

It’s a big step for Warner Bros to expand the franchise as the first film grossed $468 million worldwide, the third highest grossing film of the year so far. It was also a smart transfer of a branded toy – whose transfer to a narrative feature length film was hardly an easy feat. This puts The Lego Movie squarely in the Best Animated Feature category for the Oscars.

Warner Bros has already dated the sequel for May 26, 2017. Dan Lin and Roy Lee are producing with Lord & Miller, and Jill Wilfert, Matt Ashton, Chris McKay and Kara Lord Piersimoni are exec producers. WB’s Greg Silverman, Courtenay Valenti and Chris Defaria are overseeing.

Source: Deadline

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Derek Robertson has dabbled in many aspects of the media industry from a young age. He has always had an admiration for, film, science fiction and all things geek-like. Working in the music industry with Sony/BMG Records gave Derek insight and experience into video directing. Thusly, for many years he took a hands-on, multi-disciplinary approach in creating and editing treatments; working with performance artists, writing and producing music and working both; in front of, and behind the camera. Studying a Msc in Forensic Psychology has embedded a conceptual ethos that has spawned his signature writing style that he now infuses whilst blogging for numerous websites; writing music reviews, movie news, and reviewing network shows et al., . Derek continues to try and erase the boundaries between the homogenous and the insanely dull, culturally enmeshing contemporary socio-political aspects into the mix of the monolithic media industry.