Following the success of 2014’s “The LEGO Movie,” the brick-based toy line is swiftly extending their reach with a number of high-profile feature films. First up is “The LEGO Batman Movie,” a direct spinoff of “The LEGO Movie” that swings into theaters this weekend. But that’s not the end of the feature film LEGO fun this year, because “The LEGO Ninjago Movie” will slash its way onto the silver screen this fall.
The first trailer for the new film, which is based on LEGO’s popular line of Ninjago building block sets, highlights the film’s main conflict. Dave Franco’s young ninja-in-training Lloyd has a problem: his dad, Lord Garmadon (Justin Theroux) is totally evil. That conflict of interests punctuates the entire trailer, as Lloyd deals with an absentee-turned-megalomaniacal dad who can’t even pronounce his name right.
“The LEGO Ninjago Movie” is the film adaptation of Dan and Kevin Hageman’s popular television show, “LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu.” The film adaptation will stray from the original show, telling the story of six young ninjas who set out to defend their island home of Ninjago. At night, they’re martial artists, defeating monstrous villains. During the day, they’re still teenagers, struggling against their greatest foe: high school.
Directed by Charlie Bean, “The LEGO Ninjago Movie” features the voice talents of Olivia Munn, Jackie Chan, Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Michael Pena, Abbi Jacobson, Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani and Fred Armisen and arrives in theaters on September 22.
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