With The LEGO Movie set to release this weekend, already garnering nothing but praise and a predicted HUGE opening weekend, it's no surprise WB is already getting the ball rolling on a follow-up.
Warner Bros. has already begun work on a sequel to “The Lego Movie,” the upcoming animated film based on the popular kids’ toys, according to two individuals with knowledge of the studio’s plans. Jared Stern, who wrote “The Internship” and “Mr. Popper’s Penguins,” is working on the script with Michelle Morgan (“Girl Most Likely”).
Advanced market research indicates “The Lego Movie” will be a huge hit, grossing upwards of $40 millon this weekend. It should breeze to a win at the box office over fellow new releases “the Monuments Men” and “Vampire Academy.”
This is somewhat dissappointing news, given that Chris Lord and Phil Miller seem to not be returning; but I'll keep my hopes high as The LEGO Movie is one of my most anticipated films in recent memory.
The film, which opens this weekend, stars Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Morgan Freeman, Will Arnett, Charlie Day, and Will Ferrell.