If you build it, they will come. With The Lego Movie a surprise box-office smash, Warner Bros. is doubling down on the little yellow guys with yet another spinoff — with more ninjas this time around.
No, this isn’t that Lego Movie sequel we heard about a while back; we’re talking about the ninja-themed branch of the toys dubbed Ninjago. The studio says this adventure film will be set in “the Lego brand's cinema universe,” with Charlie Bean (Tron: Uprising) attached to direct. Though no one apparently watched it, Tron: Uprising was a great little show, so we’re psyched to see what Bean can do in the Lego world.
Along with Bean, the studio has also tapped Lego Movie writer-directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller to produce along with fellow Lego Movie veterans Dan Lin and Roy Lee. So they’re keeping much of the gang together in a producing role — here’s hoping they can recapture some of that magic.
Though Ninjago is currently airing as an animated series on Cartoon Network, the film version will apparently be a different take on the franchise. Over the years, the Ninjago universe has grown fairly dense, with different tribes vying for power and ancient weapons. With the right hand at the wheel, it could be a fun romp.
The film is set to open Sept. 23, 2016. Are you glad to hear we’ll be getting even more Lego zaniness on the big screen?
(Via The Hollywood Reporter)