Lego Movie: Like Michael Bay Meets Coraline, Apparently
As if I wasn’t already looking forward to the Lego movie in the works from the creators of the great Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs, reading co-writer and director Phil Lord talk about it makes it sound like a must-see, if only for curiosity’s sake.
Talking to Collider, Lord said that the movie will not only feature classic Lego sets (“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,” he explained), but also be as all-Lego, all-the-time as possible:
I don’t know how we’re exactly going to execute it, 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.
I swear, that last sentence is like he reached inside my brain to find the quickest way to sell this movie to me.