Warner Bros. has set TV director Rob Schrab (“Community,” “Parks and Recreation”) to make his feature directorial debut on “The LEGO Movie Sequel” which is the project’s official name and is likely to be headed for a 2018 release.
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who penned and directed the first film, are writing and producing the sequel based on a story they cooked up with Jared Stern and Michelle Morgan. Dan Lin and Roy Lee will also produce.
In a statement, Lord and Miller say: “We are so excited to collaborate with Rob. He is a comedy genius, a visual savant, and we have been stalking him for years. No one works harder than Rob, and his aesthetic, combined with his sense of humor, bring a strong, unique, thoughtful, and passionately nerdy voice to this project. People who know him are slapping their foreheads today and saying, ‘Of course!'”
“The LEGO Movie Sequel” is expected to come after the release of the “Ninjago” spinoff movie in September next year, and the untitled Batman-themed LEGO movie which is targeting a May 2017 release.