Just like LEGO bricks can be configured in a multitude of different combinations to build something awesome, Warner Bros. is hoping the same will be true for "The LEGO Movie Sequel." With Phil Lord and Christopher Miller busy working on Disney's standalone "Han Solo" Star Wars movie, Variety reports the studio has tapped the creator of the acclaimed Netflix animated series "BoJack Horseman" to rewrite the movie.
TV veteran Raphael Bob-Waksberg will pen a new draft, working from Lord & Miller's previous version. The duo wrote and directed the original "The LEGO Movie," but will give way to incoming director Rob Schrab this time around while sticking around as producers.
That's not the only change in the works for the sequel, as the studio has also pushed back its release to 2019, nine months later than the original May 18, 2018 date. Still on track to drop in 2017 are the "LEGO Batman Movie" on Feb. 10 and the "LEGO Ninjago Movie" on Sept. 22. With "The LEGO Movie" grossing more than $460 million worldwide, Warner Bros. is banking on its continued success and expansion.
This project will be Bob-Waksberg's first movie script, although he has achieved cult classic status with "BoJack Horseman," an animated series about a washed-up sitcom horse chasing a second chance at fame. The third season of "BoJack Horseman" will stream in its entirety on July 22. Will Arnett provides the voice of the main character, BoJack Horseman, as well as Batman in the "LEGO Movie" franchise.