‘Lego Movie’ Sequel Lands Director

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With a gross of $468M worldwide, The Lego Movie was one of 2014’s most successful animated movies– and now it’s time for the sequel. Warner Bros. has revealed that the sequel will simply be named The Lego Movie Sequel, and the upcoming animated film will be directed by Rob Schrab.

“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. “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.”

Schrab, known for his work on Parks and Recreation, Community, and The Mindy Project, will make his feature-film directorial debut with this film. The first film’s directors, Philip Lord and Christopher Miller, stay on as writers and producers.

The Lego Movie Sequel is slated for a 2018 release. A spin-off movie starring Lego’s ninja figurines, Ninjago, is slated for a 2016 release, while another spin-off movie about the Batman character from The Lego Movie will hit theaters the following year in 2017.

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