Some fantastic news with a big fat asterisk this week for fans of "The Lego Movie." A sequel is on the way!
Thanks to great reviews and a stellar opening weekend at the box office ($69 million, to be exact), a follow-up to Warner Bros’ brick-based family comedy already seemed pretty likely, but now the sequel sounds like a sure thing.
Citing a source within WB, Los Angeles Times film writer Amy Kaufman tweeted the following:
Warner Bros. exec tells me @TheLEGOMovie sequel is all-but-guaranteed. And it could open in a more competitive period -- summer or holiday.
— Amy Kaufman (@AmyKinLA) February 9, 2014
No word yet on whether directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller would return for a second installment, but trying to make another “Lego Movie” without them would likely be a mistake.
The pair handed off the reins to “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” in order to make “21 Jump Street,” and the result was a somewhat lacklustre sequel. Lord and Miller, who wrote and directed “The LegoRead More »from Everything is awesome: A ‘Lego Movie’ sequel is ‘all-but-guaranteed’