Collider caught up with "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller to find out about the rumored "Lego" movie. Lord says that the duo got the gig by writing a 40-page treatment with a lot of images that got everybody excited.
"I don't know how we're exactly going to execute it," said Lord. "But I would say the vast majority of the film takes place in an immersive all-Lego environment. So it's going to star mini-figs and we've created these really cool characters and a really nice character story between these mini-figs. And it's going to take place in a universe that's made entirely out of Lego to the point where if there's water or clouds or like a big explosion, that will be made out of animated Legos. And our goal was to make it look like a super charged stop-motion. Something like if Michael Bay kidnapped Henry Selick to make a movie for him."
He added that the goal is to include as many of the various worlds of Lego as possible, even the "Star Wars" and "Harry Potter" Lego sets. Lord said: "We found a way to incorporate all of those worlds into having one uber world basically so that we can include all those kind of classic set pieces that you're used to seeing."
I think after watching this movie, kids are going to be pretty disappointed in their own Lego people when they get home (if parents are dumb enough to even take their kids to something this violent). The vid did look good. Still not enough to me to drop theater price $'s for it though.
Austin VBAwrites: on July 14th, 2010 at 2:29:23 PM
Would this lego film be like the one above? Or completely animated?