'The Lego Movie 2' news: Chris Miller reveals first draft of script is with studio executives

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The sequel for the critically-acclaimed animated film “The Lego Movie” by Warner Bros. is coming into shape as the official first draft of the script is finished.

Although mastermind of the franchise Phil Lord and Chris Miller will not be directing the second installment, they will still be the ones behind the narrative of the plot. Presumably as a Thanksgiving gift to the fans, the latter took it to Twitter to share that they have completed the draft, “Just turned in the official first draft of LEGO Movie 2. Hello, Thanksgiving.”

Miller also previously told Empire some hints on what the viewers may expect. “Well I don’t want to give you spoilers but we were really interested in what happens to that boy who’s in the meta story in the first movie when he’s four years older… There are some really fun new themes that we didn’t explore in the first movie and got us really excited, so that it’s its own thing.” he said.

“When he’s an adolescent, how does that change his point of view? And it’s nice to have the characters start in a different place from the first movie. Emmet, for example, was in an existential crisis of having seen another dimension and was questioning the whole point of his existence,” he added.

Aside from being the ones who penned the script, the two also remain as producers for the film and other upcoming movies in the Lego Universe titled “The LEGO Batman Movie” and “Ninjago.”

Taking the helm from the dynamic duo is veteran director Rob Schrab who did some episodes in “Community,” “Parks and Recreation,” and “The Mindy Project.”

“The Lego Movie 2” is slated to hit the big screen on May 18, 2018. On the other hand, “The Lego Batman Movie” and “Ninjago”will be released earlier on Feb. 10, 2017 and Oct. 14, 2016, respectively.