New “LEGO Movie” Spinoff Will Be Written and Directed by Jason Segel and Drew Pearce

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by Justin Cook

Ever since the release of The LEGO Movie last year, the LEGO film franchise has quickly been growing. Three projects are already in the works including director Charlie Bean’s 2016 Ninjago movie, 2017’s Chris McKay-directed The LEGO Batman Movie and a sequel to the first LEGO Movie due out in 2018.

It turns out that Warner Bros is also planning another LEGO film, which will be written and directed by both Jason Segel and Drew Pearce.

This new spinoff film will be called The Billion Brick Race. Plot details of the film are currently unknown, but supposedly the film is based off of an idea by Pearce.

Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who directed The LEGO Movie and are currently producing all of the LEGO spinoff projects, will be producing The Billion Brick Race as well. They will be joined by Dan Lin and Roy Lee, who will also serve as producers on the film.

Segel and Pearce have never directed a feature film before, but they are both very experienced writers. Segel has written such films as The Muppets, The Five-Year Engagement, Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Sex Tape. He has also acted in films and TV shows ranging from How I Met Your Mother to Jeff, Who Lives at Home.

Pearce, for the most part, has mainly just worked as a writer throughout the course of his career. He’s been heavily involved with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, writing and directing Marvel One-Shot: All Hail the King and writing Iron Man 3. His future projects include Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and Sherlock Holmes 3.

The LEGO Movie grossed close to $470 million on a $60 million budget during its box office run. On top of that, the film was perhaps the best reviewed animated film of 2014. The LEGO Movie took home numerous awards including a BAFTA and Critics Choice Movie Award for Best Animated Feature.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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