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Lego: the Movie (with a chance of meatballs)

06.28.2010

Franchises like TRANSFORMERS demonstrate the enduring profitability of playthings coming to theaters. The world of Lego has already spilled from the toy aisle into the realm of videogames and other popular franchises (STAR WARS, INDIANA JONES, HARRY POTTER, etc.), and now the miniature construction blocks are getting their own movie built.

The Lego movie will come from the CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS team of Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who will write and direct the story of colorful interlocking bricks. Dan Lin (SHERLOCK HOLMES) and Vertigo's Roy Lee are producing the Warner Bros. project.

The movie will be a mix of live-action and animation, set in the Lego world. 

Before putting together mountains of small components, the duo will be working on an update of the Johnny Depp undercover high-school cop show 21 JUMP STREET. 

Extra Tidbit: Want to watch Jackie Chan fight a guy in a Lego store? Of course you do.
Source: Heat Vision

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4:49PM on 06/29/2010
I love Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs!
I love Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs!
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1:11PM on 06/29/2010
I am fine with Legos having a movie, because there are many things legos can do. But all the other toy movies, can burn in flames...
I am fine with Legos having a movie, because there are many things legos can do. But all the other toy movies, can burn in flames...
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10:44AM on 06/29/2010

extra tidbit

Kung Fu fighting while wearing a back pack = fail.
Kung Fu fighting while wearing a back pack = fail.
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10:41AM on 06/29/2010
It was only a matter of time I suppose. The lack of creativity in Hollywood/big studios right now is crippling.
It was only a matter of time I suppose. The lack of creativity in Hollywood/big studios right now is crippling.
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9:56AM on 06/29/2010

Well.

The concept of a LEGO movie sounds crazy and stupid to be honest, but I thought the same thing about the LEGO games and those are some of the best video games made on these new systems. Maybe they can bring a cool LEGO world to life, and it's definitely a movie I think I would support being made in 3D. But, this could also be straight up STUPID.
The concept of a LEGO movie sounds crazy and stupid to be honest, but I thought the same thing about the LEGO games and those are some of the best video games made on these new systems. Maybe they can bring a cool LEGO world to life, and it's definitely a movie I think I would support being made in 3D. But, this could also be straight up STUPID.
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8:33AM on 06/29/2010

This will never get made...

But It could be decent. The cutscenes from the Lego Star Wars and Indiana Jones games were done really well.
But It could be decent. The cutscenes from the Lego Star Wars and Indiana Jones games were done really well.
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8:08AM on 06/29/2010

what the fuck???

rofflmfao what the fuck they gonna make a movie on next? grass fucking growin? we are talking about a movie about building fucking blocks.
rofflmfao what the fuck they gonna make a movie on next? grass fucking growin? we are talking about a movie about building fucking blocks.
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3:13AM on 06/29/2010
If it's produced by Dreamworks, then I already know the plot:

One odd-guy-out lego man (the main character will definitely be voiced by a male, even if Lego people are implied to be genderless in the story [edit: they won't be. We'd miss out on all the great innuendo jokes]) has a special gift that no one gives him credit for. In his misguided zeal, he uses his gift in such a way that causes problems for everyone. He tries to solve the problem by second-guessing himself and altering the
If it's produced by Dreamworks, then I already know the plot:

One odd-guy-out lego man (the main character will definitely be voiced by a male, even if Lego people are implied to be genderless in the story [edit: they won't be. We'd miss out on all the great innuendo jokes]) has a special gift that no one gives him credit for. In his misguided zeal, he uses his gift in such a way that causes problems for everyone. He tries to solve the problem by second-guessing himself and altering the way he behaves. At the lowest point in the movie, he will look sadly at some pictures/video/clever reimagining of said objects within the legoverse.

Just before the climax, his family or love interest (or hell, maybe both) will learn to accept him for who he is. Then he'll learn that in order to save the day, he has to believe in himself (and his special gift that only he has). They meet the problem head-on and come to some sort of stalemate. Subsequently, as a last ditch effort/convenient epiphany our hero enacts a cute, pithy solution that ultimately turns the problem into an amusing benefit to the community. Slap some fake bloopers on the end credits and you're set.

I'll be waiting for my check, Dreamworks.
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2:00AM on 06/29/2010
This could actually be kind of cool. Sounds like perfect material for an animated movie.
This could actually be kind of cool. Sounds like perfect material for an animated movie.
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1:44AM on 06/29/2010
Legos are still a brand name that everyone flocks to. This movie MUST be made and will bank big time.
Legos are still a brand name that everyone flocks to. This movie MUST be made and will bank big time.
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12:35AM on 06/29/2010

Torn As Hell

On one hand, legos are fun as hell, and if done right, a movie could be fun. On the other, "Cloudy" sucked the big, being way too scattershot, had a terribly annoying female lead, and bland action, though Steve the monkey rocked!

So, I am torn, but who knows?
On one hand, legos are fun as hell, and if done right, a movie could be fun. On the other, "Cloudy" sucked the big, being way too scattershot, had a terribly annoying female lead, and bland action, though Steve the monkey rocked!

So, I am torn, but who knows?
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