Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Save up to 70%
Empire
Film Studies 101
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
First Official Image Of Jared Leto's Joker Revealed
He's having a laugh
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
23 April 2015
Phil Lord And Chris Miller Working On Animated Spider-Man Movie
As Sony rebuilds its web-slinging universe
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
22 Jump Street (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Lego Movie (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Lego Movie (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Girl Most Likely (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Internship (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Chris McKay Hired To Build Lego Movie Sequel
The first film's animation director nabs the full gig

12 March 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

Chris-McKay-Hired-To-Build-Lego-Movie-Sequel

While we can all thank writer-directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord (plus co-writers Dan and Kevin Hagerman) for the fun of The Lego Movie, some of the credit definitely belongs to animation director and editor Chris McKay. Warner Bros. clearly believes he’s ready to step things up a gear, and has put him in charge of the whole shebang for the sequel.

With the huge success of the first film ($361 million and counting so far worldwide), it was inevitable that the studio would want to kick off work on a follow-up, and already has Jared Stern and Michelle Morgan busy coming up with a script. With Lord and Miller overseeing as producers (and key members of Warners’ animation “brain trust” that aims to pool creative people and resources in a way similar to Pixar and Disney’s methods), McKay was the natural choice to take the big job for the new movie. He’s a veteran of shows such as Robot Chicken and Moral Orel, and has also worked as a writer, director or editor on several indie movies.

As for what the sequel will actually be about? That’s still up in the air, though we’d expect to see some continuation of Emmet (Chris Pratt) and co.’s adventures. Fingers crossed the new movie boasts the same level of mad inventiveness. However it turns out, Warners wants it American cinemas at least for May 26, 2017.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Paramount Planning Explorers Remake
Explosions in space? Impossible!
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
40 Of The Unlikeliest Movie Character Posters
Would you put these one-sheets on your wall?

Who Is The Vision, Anyway?
An introduction to Avengers: Age Of Ultron's newest addition

Jenny Agutter: Role by Role
From Tin to Captain America to The Railway Children

80 Of The Best Movie Star Adverts
From Sly Stallone selling bread to Hugh Jackman dancing for iced tea

Matthew Weiner Reveals 7 Mad Men Secrets
The showrunner on The Beatles and that lawnmower

Empire's Avengers: Age Of Ultron Review
Our verdict on what could be the biggest film of the year...

The 15 Most Controversial Alternate Endings
How some of your favourite films could have finished...

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Subscribe now and save up to 70%

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe now and save up to 70%
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)