Sounds like “The Lego Movie Sequel” is going to the business factory. “BoJack Horseman” creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg has been hired to rewrite the animated comedy’s script, the first draft of which was written by producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who directed the first film. (Everything isn’t awesome in that one, apparently.) Variety first broke the news.
The move marks Bob-Waksberg’s first foray into film, though he previously worked on such shows as “Adult Hospital” and “Save Me” prior to creating his animated Netflix series. Rob Schrab is taking the reins from Lord and Miller, who are in the early stages of their Han Solo spinoff. Released in 2014, “The Lego Movie” made nearly $470 million at the worldwide box office and received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song.
“The Lego Movie Sequel” is set to be released on February 8, 2019. It will be preceded by both “The Lego Batman Movie” and “The Lego Ninjago Movie.”