By Anthony Whyde | Indiewire May 29, 2014 at 12:23PM
RADiUS has announced the worldwide acquisition of Daniel Junge and Keif Davidson's LEGO documentary "Beyond The Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary". After premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival this spring, the LEGO documentary grabbed the attention of the Weinstein Company's boutique distribution label, which was on a search for a wide-reaching, family film.
"We've been looking for a film that families can enjoy together and 'Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary' surpasses all of those expectations," said RADiUS co-presidents Tom Quinn and Jason Janego. "The movie is an amazing ride and will appeal to LEGO fans around the world."The Jason Bateman-narrated film playfully delves into the extraordinary impact of the popular brick toy, its massive global fan base - which includes AFOLs, Adult Fans of LEGO - and the innovative uses for them that have sprung up around the world. The label's inaugural slate included such films as "Bachelorette" and Cannes 2013 competition entry "Only God Forgives" starring Ryan Gosling and Kristen Scott Thomas.
The deal was negotiated by Quinn, Janego and Josh Braun of Submarine on behalf of the filmmakers.No release date has yet been set.