Warner Bros. Greenlights LEGO Movie

Robot Chicken's Chris McKay Joins Writing/Directing Team

Apparently Warner Brothers has room to produce more adaptations after Japanese sci-fi like Akira and Hiroshi Sakurazaka's All You Need is Kill. Variety is reporting that the studio green-lit a hybrid animated/live-action LEGO movie for 2014.

 

Australian studio Animal Logic (Happy Feet, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole) will be handling the animation.

 

"LEGO" has been in development at Warner Bros. since 2008, when the studio began working with the toymaker on a family comedy based on the popular building blocks with Dan Lin and Roy Lee producing and the writing team of Dan and Kevin Hageman tapped to pen the script. In 2010, Warner brought on the Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs team of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller to write and direct.

 

Indie Wire notes that Lord and Miller have recently been joined by Chris McKay, who has experience making toys into comedy as the director of Seth Green's animated series Robot Chicken, as well as helming the cult Adult Swim series Moral Orel.

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