After being delayed till 2019, it looks as if The Lego Movie sequel is getting a re-write. Bojack Horseman showrunner Raphael Bob-Waksberg has been added to the film’s crew, to provide producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller with a new script for the stop-motiony follow-up.
Waksberg is chiefly known for creating adult-themed Netflix cartoon Bojack Horseman (via. ScreenRant). Given The LEGO Movie’s kid-friendly vibe, it’ll be interesting to see how the actor-writer’s humour translates into the brickish comedy.
The original LEGO Movie release back in 2014. Despite low expectations, the film proved a wild success, and has proven popular amongst viewers and critics alike. Warner Bros also has two LEGO spin-offs in the works: The LEGO Batman Movie and Ninjago, the first of which is set to release this year.
The directors of the original film, Phil Lord and Chris Miller will return to produce The LEGO Movie 2, whilst Monster House writer Rob Schrab is on board to direct.
The LEGO Movie 2 was originally slated for release on May 18 2018, but was recently pushed back till February 8 2019. The LEGO Batman Movie – on the other hand – still looks to be releasing as intended on February 10 2017.