Phil Lord and Chris Miller to write LEGO Movie sequel

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 27 October 2014
Phil Lord and Chris Miller

Phil Lord and Chris Miller

Phil Lord and Chris Miller have been brought back to write the follow-up to 'The LEGO Movie', which was released earlier this year

Warner Bros have brought back Phil Lord and Chris Miller to write the follow-up to 'The LEGO Movie'.

The pair wrote and directed the first film - which starred comedian Will Ferrell, in addition to Hollywood superstars Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson and Chris Pratt - and they've been recalled for the sequel.

However, there's no word yet as to whether they will resume directing duties, Deadline reports.

Lord and Miller directed comedy '21 Jump Street' and '22 Jump Street', while they also wrote and helmed the 2009 animated hit 'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs'.

'The LEGO Movie' was released earlier this year, and was a huge critical and commercial success, receiving widespread praise for its visual style and endearing message.

The success of the first flick has led to a spin-off film, featuring Batman from 'The LEGO Movie', as well as the eagerly-awaited sequel.

'The LEGO Movie' debuted at number one in the US box office, where it remained for three weeks, and Warner Bros will hope to repeat that success when the sequel is released in 2018.

Meanwhile, the much-anticipated spin-off film is set to premiere in 2017.

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

  • 3 stars
  • 2019
  • US / Australia / Denmark
  • 1h 46min
  • U
  • Directed by: Rob Schrab
  • Cast: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Tiffany Haddish, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Stephanie Beatriz
  • UK release: 8 February 2019

Despite living in the Mad Max -style nightmare of Apocalypseburg, Emmet (Pratt) is still his cheery self—until his friends are kidnapped by the alien queen (Haddish). There are lots of good jokes and plenty of fun, but it’s not quite up to the magical original.