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Warner Bros. Signs Chris McKay to Direct Sequel to 'The LEGO Movie'

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March 12, 2014
Source: Deadline

The LEGO Movie

While it might sound like bad news that Phil Lord & Chris Miller won't be back to direct the sequel to their fantastic animated hit The LEGO Movie, it's not all that disappointing. Deadline has word that while Lord & Miller won't be returning for the sequel to the brilliant Warner Animation Group film, but Chris McKay will be taking over directing duties. You may not know McKay, but he was a co-director with Lord & Miller, though the 21 Jump Street duo has been getting all the glory. And he's no stranger to animation having directed over 40 episodes of "Robot Chicken" including "Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III."

Warner Bros. has already set a summer 2017 release date for their sequel, with Jared Stern (The Internship) and Michelle Morgan (Girl Most Likely) working on a treatment as we speak. However, it's up in the air as to how the sequel will unfold. Apparently there's some talk about this sequel incorporating Ninjago, one of the LEGO set lines that was revealed to be getting their own film last summer. However, some also say Warner Bros. is trying to figure out if maybe they want to do a Ninjago film first, and then do a direct sequel to The LEGO Movie. The latter sounds like the best idea just because of the original world that Lord & Miller created, but we just hope they don't screw up a good thing with a half-ass attempt at a follow-up.

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Tis a blow, but McKay has mosdef got the chops to deliver.

DAVIDPD on Mar 12, 2014

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