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After the success of last year’s The Lego Movie, it seems Warner Bros. is intent on getting as much mileage out of the franchise as possible, with THR reporting that Jason Segel (The Muppets) and Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3) are set to write and direct a new spin-off movie entitled The Billion Brick Race.
The project is based on an original idea by Pearce, although plot details are being kept under wraps for the time being. The movie will be produced by The Lego Movie helmers Phil Lord and Chris Miller, along with Dan Lin and Roy Lee.
- Gary Collinson
"The Lego Movie" brain trust of Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Dan Lin and Roy Lee are on board to produce the film which is based on an original idea by Pearce. However, plot details are being kept hidden.
This would mark Segel and Pearce’s first foray into feature directing.
Source: Heat Vision »
- Garth Franklin
The Billion Brick Race is in the early stages of development and is based on an original idea that Pearce brought to the table.
And so the number of in-development Lego movies goes up by one. We already know about next year's Lego: Ninjago, and 2017's The Lego Batman Movie. The Lego Movie Sequel is set to follow in 2018, and there's likely another Ninjago film to slot in as well.
Now we learn that Jason Segel is to make his directorial debut with The Billion Brick Race. He's co-directing and co-writing with Iron Man 3 and Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation writer Drew Pearce (Pearce also directed the Marvel one-shot, All Hail The King). Pearce is also tackling one of Sony's new Ghostbusters movies. The Lego Brick Movie will mark his feature directorial debut too.
Warner Bros. has added yet another movie to its expansive Lego franchise, with writers Jason Segel (The Muppets) and Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3) signing on to write the script and co-direct a new project entitled The Billion Brick Race. This project will be the fourth to be spawned from last year's blockbuster The Lego Movie. Warner Bros. is currently working on Ninjago (September 23, 2016), The Lego Batman Movie (May 26, 2017) and The Lego Movie Sequel slated for release sometime in 2018.
No specific details were given, but the story is based on an original idea that Drew Pearce came up with, which "excited the studio," according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Billion Brick Race will be both Jason Segel and Drew Pearce's directorial debuts, although no release date was given at this time. Since Warner Bros. currently has Lego movies planned until 2018, it's certainly possible they could be aiming for a 2019 release, »
Everything Is Awesome because Everything is Lego. Including Jason Segel. While I'm sure there are detractors of the Brick out there, I'm not one of them, and can proudly say I've been a Lego builder for life. I was tickled pink by Phil Lord & Chris Miller's The Lego Movie last year. Since so many folks out there were, too (getting the brick pic to a whopping $469 mil worldwide), there are, love 'em or leave 'em, gonna be more Lego movies. In addition to Ninjago for 2016, the Lego Batman film for 2017, and The Lego Movie 2 for 2018, THR's Heat Vision blog drops the news that Forgetting Sarah Marshall scribe and star Jason Segel, and Iron Man 3 scribe Drew Pearce, will...
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We've known for some time that The Lego Movie would give way to a number of spin-offs, Ninjago and The Lego Batman Movie, and one sequel, The Lego Movie Sequel, over the next three years, but now another spin-off is coming our way in the form of The Billion Brick Race. No details of the movie are known at this stage (but I'm going out on a limb to say it will involve racing of some type), but we do know Jason Segel will be putting the skills that made The Muppets so enjoyable to work, co-writing the script with Iron Man 3 and Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation scribe Drew Pearce. The pair will also be co-directing, with The Lego Movie's creative minds Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Dan Lin, and Roy Lee on board as producers. No release date has been given yet, but having Segel on board has »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
Jason Segel (The Muppets) and Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3) have been tapped by Warner Bros. to write and direct a brand new Lego spinoff. Titled The Billion Brick Race, this is now the fourth movie on the studio’s slate linked to last year’s uber-successful The Lego Movie. Ninjago will arrive next year, The Lego Batman Movie is set for 2017 and The Lego Movie 2 will follow in 2019. No release date has been announced for the Segel-Pearce spinoff as yet, but it’s highly likely to land sometime after the first Lego sequel.
The Billion Brick Race will mark both Segel and Pearce’s first proper foray into feature directing. Easing them into the process are The Lego Movie creative hub Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Dan Lin and Roy Lee, who are all on board to produce. The film is based on an original idea by Pearce that “excited the studio. »
- Gem Seddon
After helping Disney bring The Muppets back to the big screen a few years ago, Jason Segel is going to help Warner Bros. keep building on their expanding roster of films inspired by The Lego Movie. There's already a full-fledged sequel on the way in 2018, not to mention spin-offs for Ninjago in 2016 and Lego Batman in 2017 and now THR reports the studio is developing a new spin-off called The Billion Brick Race. Segel will co-write the script with Iron Man 3 scribe Drew Pearce, and the two will also make their debut as co-directors on the spin-off film that will be produced by the Lego Movie universe brain trust of Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Dan Lin and Roy Lee. So what's this new one going to be about? Read on! Unfortunately, the plot details haven't been revealed, but I wouldn't be surprised if this was a film akin to It's a Mad, »
- Ethan Anderton
Warner Brothers has hired Jason Segel (The Muppets) and Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3) to write and co-direct the latest The Lego Movie spinoff, The Billion Brick Race. This marks the feature directorial debut for both of the writers, though Pearce previously directed the Marvel One-Shot All Hail the King. Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Dan Lin and Roy Lee, the key creative minds behind The Lego Movie, are onboard as producers. This is the third follow-up announced in the wake of Lego's enormous success - Charlie Bean will direct Ninjago in 2016, which will be followed by Chris McKay's The Lego Batman Movie in 2017 and Rob Schrab's The Lego Movie Sequel in 2018. Per The Hollywood Reporter, Billion Brick Race is still in the early stages of development, so no plot details are known at this point, and no release date is set. [caption id="attachment_342877" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via Sony[/caption] Segel and Pearce »
- Haleigh Foutch
Not content with two spin-offs and one sequel to The Lego Movie, Warner Bros. is making plans for another related film to be built by Phil Lord, Chris Miller and Roy Lee’s Bricksburg Chamber of Commerce. The team has Jason Segel and Iron Man 3 writer Drew Pearce developing The Billion Brick Race.According to The Hollywood Reporter, the man who helped bring The Muppets back to the big screen and the screenwriter behind Iron Man’s most recent solo outing and at least one early draft of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation are planning to co-write and co-direct the eventual film, whatever it turns out to be. Pearce birthed the original idea and we’re guessing it has something to do with a lot of bricks and a race. We’re smart like that. As for when it’ll arrive, that’s also being kept quiet for now, as »
Comic-Con International announced the full three-day schedule for WonderCon 2015, which will take place from Friday, April 3 to Sunday, April 5 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. You can clickHere to check out the entire convention schedule, but we have pulled out all of the movie, TV, Blu-ray and DVD related panel presentations below. Take a look at what WonderCon 2015 has to offer!
Friday, April 3
12:00pm - 1:00pm - Going Back to The Future
Filmmakers Jason Aron, Louis Krubich, and Lee Leshen discuss their film Back in Time, a feature-length documentary that shows the cultural impact of the Back to The Future franchise-just in time to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the initial film. Room 207
12:30pm - 1:30pm - Batman
Last year marked the 75th anniversary of the Batman. Now let's take a look into what the future may have to offer for the iconic »
Can Fox's new breakout hit "The Last Man on Earth" take down five-time champ "Modern Family" as Best Comedy Series? Gold Derby's forum posters are hopeful that we'll see multiple nominations for this high-concept show, from the cast to the directors and writers. Scroll down to read their passionate pleas. -Break- Join the 'Last Man on Earth' discussion in our feisty forums! Tye-Grr: Did anyone else watch "The Last Man On Earth" tonight? It was hilarious! Will Forte was comedic gold, but also had a surprising amount of heart. Pieman1994: I loved it. The pilot is one of the best in long, long time, especially for a comedy. Forte and Kristen Schaal are dynamite. I definitely hope we get more from Phil Lord and Chris Miller, seeing as they're probably the best comedy directors working today. With the new Emmy rules, I can see both leads getting nominations. This could really go the distance. »
McKay is on board to direct Warner’s “Lego Batman” project, set to be released in May 2017, with Will Arnett again voicing the Caped Crusader. Roy Lee and Dan Lin are returning as producers along with “Lego” directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.
Lee and Lin also have first-look deals at Warner Bros.
Prior to coming on to the Lego franchise, McKay directed 39 episodes of Cartoon Network’s “Robot Chicken” TV series.
- Dave McNary
The influence of executive producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller on Last Man on Earth is instantly apparent, as you realize the name of Will Forte's character, Phil Miller, is a composite of their names. But it goes beyond that: Last Man on Earth has the signature mix of high-concept and heart they brought to projects like The Lego Movie, 21 and 22 Jump Street, and Clone High. Also, like many of their projects, it seems like it could've potentially been a terrible idea. But as fawning critics and early viewers (the show premiered to much bigger numbers than expected) can attest, they did it again. To figure out exactly how, John Horn, host of Southern California Public Radio's new arts and entertainment show “The Frame,” spoke to the duo about making an apocalypse funny, working with Fox, and the dynamic of their partnership. (Listen to part of Horn's interview with »
- John Horn
At the moment, any scrap of information regarding The Lego Batman Movie is being gobbled up fervently by fans of The Lego Movie. which is pretty much anyone who saw the delightful animated 2013 effort. So the fact that Phil Lord and Chris Miller revealed one of the impending spinoffs side plots during a recent Reddit Ask Me Anything session should please millions. The writing and directing team took part in online Q&A session over the weekend, and it was during that time that they were asked by one user if there was any chance of possibly seeing The Lego Batman Movie as a musical, paying off the "Untitled Self-Portrait" song that was sung by Will Arnett in The Lego Movie. Unfortunately for Hawaiinwil, Miller and Lord confirmed that the film won.t actually be a musical . but they did reveal this a fantastic nugget of information regarding the hugely »
The Last Man On Earth, starring Saturday Night Live veteran Will Forte in the titular role, premiered on Fox Sunday night. The Last Man On Earth Recap Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (21 Jump Street, The Lego Movie) are he executive producers behind Forte’s unorthodox sitcom that features him as the last man standing after […]
- Chelsea Regan
22 Jump Street was one crazy production. There was an octopus inking, a gun-happy car chase and Jillian Bell.s spotlight-stealing fight with Jonah Hill, to name a few memorable moments. When you have the dynamic duo of Phil Lord and Chris Miller at the helm, these types of shenanigans are expected. What wasn.t, though, was that time the co-directors torched the end zone of a football field. But it.s cool, .cause it was an accident. During a Reddit Ama with Lord and Miller, they were asked about the craziest thing that happened to them on set of 22 Jump Street. For Miller, there.s one all too clear answer. We accidentally burned down the end zone of a football stadium when a fireball effect got out of control. It was not funny at the time but now to me it is funny. The Jump Street crew filmed scenes at »
Debuting over the weekend was the new TV project from Will Forte. He's taken the lead in The Last Man On Earth, a show he's also created. The first episode screened on Fox in the Us over the weekend, with The Lego Movie and 22 Jump Street's Chris Miller and Phil Lord directing it. The pair came up with the original idea, were looking at turning it into a movie, and took the plan to Forte. He then reworked it a little, and in turn took the project to television.
And it seems as though the success of The Last Man On Earth will have some bearing on another Will Forte project, MacGruber 2. Chatting to The Wrap, Forte admitted "it seems like we have a realistic shot at getting [MacGruber 2] made", adding that »
This review is based on the first two episodes of season one, which were provided for us prior to broadcast.
The words “The Year 2020 (two years after the virus)” appear on screen against the backdrop of a barren desert, before dissolving as a Rv bus speeds across. Phil Miller (former Saturday Night Live star Will Forte) drives himself from coast to coast while sporting a bushy, untamed beard. His meek calls of, “Hello?” echo across the empty cityscapes. He drives his bus through a mall in New Jersey. Dejected and in stained clothing, Phil spray paints “Alive in Tucson” on a highway sign, then quietly re-enters his bus and drives away.
Balancing wry wit with these slower, pensive moments, The Last Man on Earth brings the sweep of dystopian television shows into the comedy realm. Co-created by 21 Jump Street and The Lego Movie writer/directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller »
- Zachary Shevich
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