8 July 2016
The Lego Movie 2 Being Rewritten by BoJack Horseman Creator
Variety reports that Warner Bros. has brought on BoJack Horseman creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg to rewrite the script. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who wrote and directed 2014's The Lego Movie, wrote the original draft.
According to Variety, Warner Bros. "opted to get a fresh take on the script." Lord and Miller, who are directing the 2018 Han Solo Star Wars spinoff movie, are staying on board for The Lego Movie 2 as producers.
There are no details available about what Lord and Miller had in mind for their original draft or any information on Waksberg's version. The sequel is being directed by Rob Schrab (Community, The Mindy Project). It is his first film job.
The Lego Movie 2 was originally set for a May 2018 release, but it was recently delayed to February 8, 2019. However, fans won't have to wait until 2019 for their next dose of big screen Lego action. The Lego Batman Movie is due to hit theaters on February 10, 2017, while The Lego Ninjago Movie is currently scheduled for a September 22, 2017 release.