Production on the sequel to the 2014 surprise hit The LEGO Movie is set to begin next month, just ten days following the release of the latest installment of the franchise, The LEGO Ninjago Movie.
My Entertainment World has confirmed that the Warner Bros. sequel will begin production on October 2 in British Columbia, Canada.
Chris Pratt, star of the original film is confirmed to return to voice the character of Emmett once again however no other cast members have been announced yet.
Director of the Dreamworks Animation hit Trolls, Mike Mitchell, is set to direct the project. Mitchell has already made a name for himself in the realm of animated sequels having directed Shrek Forever After, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, and Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked.
The script has been written by BoJack Horseman creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg who rewrote the original draft by The LEGO Movie directors Christopher Miller and Phil Lord. While Lord and Miller will not be returning to direct the sequel, the duo will produce the project alongside returning producers Dan Lin and Roy Lee, as well as The LEGO Batman Movie director Chris McKay.
Plot details remain under wraps but McKay has previously teased the film as a big musical and space action movie.
The LEGO Movie sequel is currently slated to hit theaters February 8, 2019, Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on The LEGO Movie sequel as we learn it.
Source: My Entertainment World