'Community' Director Rob Schrab Taking Over 'The LEGO Movie 2'
There's been a change in directors for the developing sequel to last year's animated hit The LEGO Movie. Nearly a year ago, Chris McKay, who essentially co-directed the original with Phil Lord & Chris Miller, was hired to be at the helm of The LEGO Movie 2. But since then, Warner Bros. Pictures has done some shuffling. Previously, the sequel was dated for May 26th, 2017, but that's when the LEGO Batman spin-off (which will now be directed by McKay instead) will arrive, which means The LEGO Movie 2 will now arrive on May 25th, 2018. And following the release date change last fall, THR reports "Community" and "The Mindy Project" director Rob Schrab will now be at the helm of the animated film for his feature debut.
Phil Lord & Chris Miller will still write the script for the film in addition to producing with the original film's producers Dan Lin and Roy Lee. The duo gives their full approval of Schrab's hiring:
"We are so excited to collaborate with Rob. He is a comedy genius, a visual savant, and we have been stalking him for years. No one works harder than Rob, and his aesthetic, combined with his sense of humor, bring a strong, unique, thoughtful, and passionately nerdy voice to this project. People who know him are slapping their foreheads today and saying, 'Of course!'"
Plot details are still being kept under wraps, but Miller previously said, "Well I don’t want to give you spoilers but we were really interested in what happens to that boy who’s in the meta story in the first movie when he’s four years older. When he’s an adolescent how does that change his point of view?” Schrab worked on the awesome episode of "Community" that featured an animated tribute to "G.I. Joe," so this is in good hands. We've got quite awhile to wait though, so stay tuned.