Producers Dan Lin and Chris McKay have revealed the basic premise for the LEGO Movie 2 which is slated to hit theatres in Feb 8th, 2019.
The idea behind this movie is that Duplo will start to invade the city of Bricksberg and it will explore the perspective of the sister who was introduced at the end of the first movie.
LIN: We are going to The LEGO Movie 2. The team is all back together, so it’s [Phil] Lord and [Chris] Miller, myself and Chris McKay. Mike Mitchell is the new voice who’s coming in to direct the movie. Chris and Phil are rewriting the script right now, but we’re in production. We’re picking up where the first movie left us, where the Duplo have now come and they’re attacking Bricksburg. It’s several years later, and you’re going to see the result of that.
The LEGO Movie is actually one of my favourite movies and it is great to see a different side of the universe that Phil and Chris created.
McKAY: The Duplo represents Finn’s sister, Finn being the little boy from the live-action. The Duplo is her. The man upstairs said, “You’ve gotta play with your sister. That’s the thing you’ve gotta promise me. I’ll let you play with my world, but now you’ve gotta let your sister come in and play with your world.” Now, she’s coming in, and that’s the major thing that the movie is about. What’s different and similar about gender, when a boy plays vs. how a girl plays? What kinds of stories are there? Chris and Phil are super f*cking smart and really thoughtful and sensitive writers. The kinds of questions and the interesting ideas that they’re getting into with this movie, it’s going to be like the first LEGO Movie was, where it’s about something else that’s really profound. I’m really excited about where the movie is gonna go because it’s about these things that are actual notions that people have that might even be unconscious biases, where people don’t even realize that that’s the way they’re looking at the world. You can do that in a movie like this, and still have it be a great musical with fun songs, and have action and all of the other crazy things we’re gonna get into with that movie. It’s gonna be a really special movie.
It will be a nice comparison as we will see Emmet being the hero through the brother’s eyes while he may be viewed as something else through his sister’s eyes.
LIN: Every one of our movies, so far, have been told from the point of view of one kid’s imagination. The LEGO Movie 2 will be the first one told through two kids’ imaginations – Finn and his sister. It’s going to be really interesting juxtaposing those two different visions.
I really cannot wait for this movie to be released now that Phil Lord and Chris Miller are back on the project after their departure from that other Star Wars movie they were working on.
I wonder if we will get any easter eggs commentary on that.