While a couple of years ago Hollywood had big plans to turn virtually every toy and game into a movie, surprisingly few have moved forward, partly due to the realisation that it’s tough to turn a plotless toy into a worthwhile movie.
However at least one has got the greenlight, as Variety reports that Warner Bros has given the greenlight to the Lego film that’s been in development. The live-action/CGI hybrid movie will be a family comedy based on the popular building blocks, and takes place in the magical land of Lego. No further plot details have been released at this time, but it’ll be interesting to discover how they’re fitting in the concept of Lego blocks into the film and whether the inhabitants of the island are the little Lego men (and if they are, how they’re going to make that not seem silly).
More details about the movie, which is likely to be 80% animated, should be released later this week, and casting is set to begin in January (although work of the CGI will begin pretty much immediately). Warner Bros. is eyeing a 2014 release date for Lego: The Movie, with Robot Chicken’s Chris McKay recently bought on board to co-direct alongside 21 Jump Street duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller.
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