COMMUNITY Vet Rob Schrab Directing THE LEGO MOVIE Sequel

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On Feb. 24, Warner Bros. announced that “Community” director Rob Schrab will make his feature directorial debut on The Lego Movie Sequel, the eagerly awaited follow-up to 2014’s massive hit The Lego Movie.

Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who wrote and directed The Lego Movie, had this to 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 duo is writing the new feature based on a story by Lord, Miller, Jared Stern and Michelle Morgan. Warner Bros.’ studio’s president of creative development and worldwide production Greg Silverman said in a statement:

“The Lego Movie captivated critics and audiences on a global scale with its irresistible blend of humor, imagination and fun. Warner Bros. is excited to build our relationship with The LEGO Group with this new adventure, and we join them in welcoming the multi-talented Rob Schrab to the LEGO family as he takes the helm of The Lego Movie Sequel.”

Schrab has recently directed episodes of “Parks and Recreation” and “The Mindy Project” and also wrote, directed and executive produced “The Sarah Silverman Program,” for which he gained a WGA Award nomination. Together with Dan Harmon he wrote the Oscar-nominated comedy Monster House. And he also won an Emmy for his work on the 81st annual Academy Awards.

The Lego Movie Sequel

The Lego Movie Sequel is set to hit theaters sometime in 2018. There’s also a spinoff in the works titled Ninjago, based on the range of ninja-themed toys, and set to open Sept. 23, 2016, while an as-yet-untitled Lego Batman movie is scheduled for a May 2017. opening.

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