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Warner Bros. used The Lego Movie Blu-ray release as a way to promote their other upcoming Lego film property Ninjago. The studio released a funny promo teaser that kind of gives us our first look at Ninjago.
The spot is called “Enter the Ninjago,” and it introduces the idea of a Ninjago movie in a very meta way. They basically incorporate a The Green Ninja a.k.a. Lloyd Garmadon from Ninjago into certain climatic scenes of The Lego Movie. Those scenes are reimagined to show the ninja really saving the day rather than Emmett.
The Ninjago movie is set in a mystical land where ninja, samurai, and sensei band together to battle dragons and snake men. »
- Joey Paur
With the upcoming release of Phil Lord and Chris Miller's "The Lego Movie" on DVD and Blu-ray, eyes turn towards the future of Warners' franchise - specifically the upcoming Lego spin-off film based on the Ninjago toy line.
Warners have now teased that upcoming Charlie Bean ("Tron: Uprising") directed effort by releasing a 100-second "Enter the Ninjago " promo extra that will be included on the "Lego Movie" disc releases. Whilst not actually showing off anything from the film which is due out in Fall 2016, it does give you an idea of how these ninja characters could work in the Lego universe.
- Garth Franklin
Yep, “Everything Is Still Awesome”
It is being produced by Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Lord and Miller wrote and directed the smash hit The Lego Movie, which was produced by Lin and Lee. Jill Wilfert, Seth Grahame-Smith, John Powers Middleton, James Packer and Steve Mnuchin are serving as executive producers. The screenplay is written by Bryan Shukoff and Kevin Chesley.
Warner Bros. Pictures has slated the animated 3D action adventure Ninjago for release on September 23, 2016.
- Michelle McCue
With a sequel to The Lego Movie still a good few years away, Warner Bros. is looking to fill the gap with Ninjago, a spin-off centred on Lego’s line of ninja minifigures, and the studio has announced that the 3D animated actioner is set for release in the Autumn of 2016.
“Following the huge success of The Lego Movie, we are very excited to build on the Lego franchise,” said Warner Bros.’ domestic distribution president Dan Fellman. “We know there are already Ninjago collectors who can’t wait to see their favorite characters on the big screen. This promises to be a terrifically fun and thrilling entry into our Fall 2016 slate, with broad audience appeal.”
- Gary Collinson
Warner Bros.. plans to expand the brand of its popular Lego franchise revved up today, as they have staked out territory for a spinoff feature modeled after the Ninjago toy and story line. Specifically, a Lego Ninjago movie will reach theaters on September 23, 2016, according to Variety. The trade notes that Charlie Bean will direct the picture, with Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (of The Lego Movie fame) producing. Bean.s previous credits include episodes of the TV series Robotboy and Tron: Uprising. This will be his feature-film debut, but it might look something like this: Lego Ninjas date back to 1998, when the toy company launched a line modeled after the mighty warriors. Recently, in 2011, the line was upgraded to revolve around Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu, which inspired a Cartoon Network TV series and a video game. The world of Lego Ninjago blends Chinese and Japanese »
Robert Pattinson is busy in Cannes this month with David Michod's The Rover and David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars but the actor isn't showing signs of slowing as it's now being reported he's going to work next with Olivier Assayas on a film titled Idol's Eye with filming to begin in November. The story will center on a group of men who rob a porn store only to find out it's actually a mafia front. Le Monde via The Playlist The attempt to bring Stephen King's "It" to the big screen continues, though Warner Bros. has shuffled the adaptation, which is currently to be directed by Cary Fukunaga ("True Detective") to New Line. The story follows a group of kids who defeat a creature called It. Years later, the creature returns and the club, now adults, have to band together again even though they have no memory of the first battle. »
- Brad Brevet
Warner Bros is definitely in the Lego business these days. With a worldwide gross of $452.4 million since its February release, The Lego Movie proved itself to be the start of a viable franchise for the studio. So now, like everybody else, the studio wants to build a "universe" around the series. Conventional sequels are out. An approach of sequels combined with spinoff films is the new model. Just ask Marvel Studios, LucasFilm, Fox, and Sony- who are all trying, with varying degrees of success, to turn their geek properties into multi-tiered "cinematic universes."
We all ready knew a straight-up sequel to The Lego Movie was coming. But now comes word that a spinoff, based around Lego's Ninjago line, has been greenlit. Deadline is reporting that Ninjago will be directed by Charlie Bean, and it will serve as his directorial debut. Until now, Bean has worked in the art department for several projects over the years, »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Back when The Lego Movie co-director Chris McKay was hired to take the helm of the sequel that is already set for release in 2017, there were rumblings that the film would incorporate the gestating adaptation of the toy brick company's Ninjago line. The latter project has been in development since last summer, and the studio was trying to determine if they would get the film off the ground before The Lego Movie, and now everything is figured out. Deadline has word that Ninjago will hit theaters on September 23rd, 2016, produced by Phil Lord & Chris Miller, Dan Lin and Roy Lee, all coming off The Lego Movie. The film will mark the directorial debut of "Tron: Uprising" director Charlie Bean, which is promising because that series was gorgeous and cool. Ninjago seems like a far too specific realm of the Lego world to actually be as big of a hit as The Lego Movie, »
- Ethan Anderton
Warner Bros. Pictures is putting together the pieces for the next installment in the Lego franchise.
The animated 3-D action-adventure is inspired by the popular ninja line of Lego building sets and minifigures. The characters previously starred in Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu, an animated series on Cartoon Network, and the first Lego film.
- Amber Ray
The next building block in Warner Bros.’ big-screen Lego franchise will click into place in 2016. The studio has just set a date for The Lego Movie spinoff Ninjago, directed by Charlie Bean (Tron: Uprising). Get the latest details on the project after the jump. Warner Bros. has announced that Ninjago will be released in 3D on September […]
The post ‘Lego’ Spinoff ‘Ninjago’ Set for 2016 appeared first on /Film. »
- Angie Han
Before that though, Warner Bros also has a side project, Lego's Ninjago, which it's now announced a release date for. The movie will land in cinemas on September 23rd 2016. Furthermore, it'll be directed by Charlie Bean (making his feature debut after some superb work on Tron: Uprising), with Dan Hageman and Kevin Hageman penning the script. The Hageman brothers also worked on the Cartoon Network Ninjago series, but that's not related to this project.
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Warner Bros. Pictures is moving forward with its plans for a Lego-themed cinematic universe.
The 3D animated ninja-themed Lego adventure movie "Ninjago" has been given a September 23rd 2016 release date.
Charlie Bean ("Tron: Uprising") will make his feature directorial debut on the film which "The Lego Movie" writer-directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller will produce alongside Dan Lin and Roy Lee.
A sequel to "The Lego Movie" is also in the works but hasn't settled on a release date yet.
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
Call it franchise building. Warner Bros. has set its forthcoming "Lego Movie" spinoff "Ninjago" (based on Hasbro's popular ninja-themed line) for release on September 23, 2016, with "Tron: Uprising" director Charlie Bean at the helm. Bryan Shukoff and Kevin Chesley ("The Hard Times of Rj Berger") wrote the script for the project, which was bullishly announced several months prior to "The Lego Movie's" February release. “Following the huge success of 'The Lego Movie,' we are very excited to build on the Lego franchise," said Warner Bros. domestic distribution president Dan Fellman in a statement. "We know there are already Ninjago collectors who can’t wait to see their favorite characters on the big screen. This promises to be a terrifically fun and thrilling entry into our Fall 2016 slate, with broad audience appeal.” In addition to "Ninjago," the studio has slated "Lego Movie 2" for release on May 26, 2017, with "Robot Chicken »
- HitFix Staff
It’s safe to say that no one knew exactly how big of a hit The Lego Movie would become, yet it currently stands as the second-highest grossing film of the year, after earning a comfortable $452.4 million since it hit theaters in February. News of a sequel came as no surprise, and the film is currently set for release on May 26, 2017.
Warner Bros. executives clearly aren’t shying away from their love of the property, and are interested in expanding the franchise, beginning with a Ninjago spinoff. We were wondering if the film would arrive before or after The Lego Movie 2, and we now have an answer to that question. According to Deadline, the Ninjago movie will hit theatres on September 23, 2016.
- James Garcia
It was announced earlier today that Warner Bros. has set a release date for its planned Ninjago adaptation for September 23, 2016 (in 3D, of course). That means the Lego spin-off will smoke-bomb its way into theaters more than six months before The Lego Movie 2, which opens May 26, 2017. Chris McKay, who co-directed the nearly half-a-billion-dollar-earning first installment, will be at the helm of the sequel, while the studio has set first-time feature director Charlie Bean (Tron: Uprising) to handle the Ninjago film. With everyone else under the sun building toward a cinematic universe, it's no surprise that WB and Lego are doing the same, which will make fans (and collectors) around the world happy for quite some time. Hit the jump for more. As Deadline reports, Ninjago will debut in 3D on September 23, 2016. Here's what the studio's domestic distribution president Dan Fellman had to say about the announcement: “Following the huge success of The Lego Movie, »
- Dave Trumbore
After the success of The Lego Movie, Warner Bros. is moving full steam ahead on what it's calling "the Lego brand's cinema universe" and has set a release date for the next Lego film. The animated ninja-themed adventure movie Ninjago, to be in 3D, will be released Sept. 23, 2016. Charlie Bean, who worked on Disney Xd's Tron: Uprising, will make his feature directorial debut with Ninjago. Lego Movie writer-directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller will be producing with Dan Lin and Roy Lee, who produced The Lego Movie. Jill Wilfert, Seth Grahame-Smith, John Powers Middleton, James Packer
- Borys Kit
Image source: Joecomposer.com Spoiler warning: This interview discusses specific scenes from The Raid 2. Pay attention to the score in The Raid 2: composer Joe Trapanese's work here provides so many moments that inform (or at least help us get a shorthand understanding of) its large cast of killers, criminals, and other underworld type crowding director Gareth Evans' martial arts sequel. You've heard some of his work: Trapanese has served as the composer for the animated Tron: Uprising and Oblivion with director Joseph Kosinski, and he's worked on everything from Fast 5 to TV's Dexter. Trapanese's work in The Raid 2 - largely a mix of electronic and symphonic elements - serves the film in a way that is coherent, yet allows each scene to...
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After having an early look at Evans’ film, my fellow Movie Geeks are raving about it.
Tom Stockman, calls the R-rated movie, “a hyper-violent, adrenaline-fueled epic!” Jim Batts says, “Raid 2 is a non-stop thrill ride that will have your heart pumping almost from the first fade-in to the final fade-out! It’s an action film lover’s fever dream!” Look for Wamg’s review in the coming weeks.
Here’s what goes down in The Raid 2 -
He thought it was over. After fighting his way out of a building filled with gangsters and madmen – a fight that left the bodies of police and gangsters alike piled in the halls – rookie Jakarta cop Rama thought it was done and he could resume a normal life. »
- Michelle McCue
While a sequel for Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s smash hit The Lego Movie is already in the works over at Warner Bros, we may see the world’s favourite building blocks hit the screen in another form before that project comes to fruition – in the form of the long-gestating Lego Ninjago movie, centred around the Danish toy company’s ninja-themed world.
Warner is currently deciding which film to go ahead with first, as they currently only hold the rights to one sequel or spin-off – so it’s a question of which they want to move ahead with more, against which is more likely to secure them the rights to further films. At the moment, producers Dan Lin and Roy Lee have the option to take future movies to other studios, but by committing to the Lego world with Ninjago, Warner can strengthen their relationship with Lego to ensure future films. »
- Chris Wharfe
News Simon Brew 20 Feb 2014 - 06:40
Things might be about to get a bit expensive for Warner Bros. With The Lego Movie proving to be an international smash-hit, it's already moving ahead on The Lego Movie 2. But The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that the studio faces a slight problem: it only has the rights, as things stand, to make one sequel.
Furthermore, it looks as if The Lego Movie 2 won't be the next Lego film that the studio releases. Instead, a Lego Ninjago film is closer to production (although this appears to be under a different deal), with the studio having already been giving an extension to get the film into production. Under the original terms, Warner Bros had to greenlight a Ninjago film »
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