The LEGO Movie, the greatest movie based on a children’s toy, made it big last year by entertaining the world with its heartwarming tale that never fails to stuff wtih a dose of fun and laughter. After its success, Warner Bros. is now preparing to turn the tiny bricks movie into a full-fledged franchise.
The LEGO Movie is a computer animated comedy adventure film, written and directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. It features the voices of Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks, Nick Offerman, Charlie Day, Liam Neeson, Allison Brie and Morgan Freeman.
The story follows the life of an ordinary LEGO construction worker, who believes to be prophesied as “special.” He is then recruited to join a mission to stop a wicked tyrant from gluing the entire LEGO universe forever.
Four LEGO movies are expected to arrive – LEGO NInjago, The LEGO Batman Movie, The LEGO Movie 2 and another untitled LEGO movie. Miller and Lord, who directed the first film, revealed that they are already writing the sequel, but they won’t be directing it.
Both weren’t really signed on to write the follow-up as well, but they were quite sure, which specific aspects need further improvement. “There are some really fun new themes that we didn’t explore in the first movie and got us really excited, so that it’s its own thing,” Miller opened up to Empire.
Miller continued detailing other interesting information about the plot of the film.
“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? And it’s nice to have the characters start in a different place from the first movie. Emmet, for example, was in an existential crisis of having seen another dimension and was questioning the whole point of his existence,” he added.
The tiny LEGO franchise is now getting big with LEGO Ninjago slated for release on September 23, 2016, The LEGO Batman Movie on May 26, 2017, The LEGO Movie 2 on May 25, 2018 and the untitled LEGO Movie on May 24, 2019.
Watch the making of The LEGO Movie here: