Phil Lord and Chris Miller are currently hard at work on their Han Solo film, but before they boarded the Star Wars franchise, the duo may have helped to launch another franchise with The LEGO Movie. After its huge financial success, the Lego movies are now a huge priority for Warner Bros., as they’re working on spinoffs, including one focused on Batman.
And there’s also The LEGO Movie Sequel, which will bring back Emmett (Chris Pratt) and Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks). Lord and Miller aren’t returning to direct the animated film, but they did write the first draft of the script — and BoJack Horseman creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg will now rewrite it.
Below, learn more about The LEGO Movie Sequel rewrite.
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Phil Lord & Chris Miller have effectively worked their magic on the big screen with Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, 21 Jump Street (and its equally as good sequel) and The LEGO Movie. But on the small screen, they’ve also delivered great comedy with Clone High and Last Man on Earth. Now they’re bringing even more laughs to TV with two new series.
Son of Zorn and Making History couldn’t be more different, but both have Lord & Miller’s trademark comedy and promise of something great. Watch the Making History and Son of Zorn trailer after the jump. Read More »
What’s more difficult: trying to reconnect with your live-action family or fighting a war in a faraway animated land? According to Son of Zorn executive producers Phil Lord & Chris Miller (The Lego Movie), the former scenario is the greater obstacle to face. In the half live-action/animated hybrid Fox project, Zorn (Jason Sudeikis) struggles to connect with his ex-wife (Cheryl Hines) and his teenage son (Johnny Pemberton), as he tries to adjust to his new mundane lifestyle.
Check out the first images from Son of Zorn below.
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The giant hunt for the new Han Solo seems to be slowly drawing to a close, with Hail, Caesar! star Alden Ehrenreich reportedly emerging as the frontrunner to strap on that iconic vest last week. If he does nab the coveted role, he will do so after surviving an audition process that saw him measured up against countless other performers, from total unknowns to actors who have headlined their own movies, like Miles Teller and Taron Egerton.
One of the actors who auditioned for the role but didn’t make the cut was Now You See Me and Neighbors star Dave Franco. Now that he’s free of the process, he’s talking about it. Just a little bit.
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Posted on Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 by Angie Han
UPDATED: Deadline is reporting Hail, Caesar! standout Alden Ehrenreich has emerged as the frontrunner for the Han Solo movie. Our original story from March 15, 2016 follows.
As the 2018 release date for Phil Lord and Chris Miller‘s Han Solo spinoff inches ever closer, the list of potential leads has been getting smaller and smaller. The directors and studio Disney reportedly looked at thousands of young actors for the role, and as of earlier this year had started to narrow down the possibilities. Now they’re in the home stretch, as a final shortlist has emerged. Among those still in the running are Jack Reynor (Transformers: Age of Extinction), Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service), and Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!). Read More »
The Spider-Man: Homecoming title confirmation and logo isn’t the only Spider-Man news to come out of Sony’s CinemaCon 2016 presentation. Sony Pictures Animation president Kristine Belson talked briefly about the upcoming animated Spider-Man movie, which is due in 2018. While no big information was revealed, Belson did make some big claims about the upcoming animated superhero film from producers/screenwriters Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Find out what she said, after the jump.
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When the first teaser trailer for 10 Cloverfield Lane was released, many people noticed that John Gallagher Jr.‘s character Emmet was looking at a VHS tape of a fake movie called Cannibal Airlines. It’s one of those fun little details that sent many fans on a hunt to find out what it may mean, or if whether it’s somehow connected to the film’s ARG (it wasn’t). When I talked to 10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg last week, I found out the story behind the movie within the movie. And you might be surprised to learn that the VHS tape came from the mind of the man who is currently directing The Lego Movie 2.
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Do we need to know how Han Solo was raised as a kid? Not really, but from what we’ve heard so far about the untitled Han Solo spin-off, that’s not the type of origin story director Phil Lord & Chris Miller are cooking up for audiences. Of course some familiar faces are bound to appear in the film, including Han Solo’s loyal pal and co-pilot, Chewbacca.
This isn’t a huge surprise, but it’s been confirmed the lovable Wookiee is a part of the film.
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It seems like Phil Lord and Chris Miller can do no wrong. They turned what could have been a boring film adaptation of an old TV series into something hilarious with 21 Jump Street and the equally as good sequel. They crafted the brilliance that was The LEGO Movie. And they also made some magic on TV with Fox’s comedy The Last Man on Earth. Now they’re sticking with the sci-fi comedy realm for a new series at Fox called Making History, and it involves time travel. Is there a way I can set my DVR to record this now? Read More »
Posted on Monday, January 11th, 2016 by Angie Han
Harrison Ford is Han Solo, as much as any real person can embody any fictional character, and it’s tough to imagine anyone else stepping into the role after nearly 40 years. But with a “young Han Solo” spinoff in the works from Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the time has come for us to meet and hopefully fall for a different stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf herder.
The filmmakers have taken their time, reportedly looking at thousands of young actors for the part, and now they’ve finally started to narrow down their choices. Among those on the shortlist are Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Dave Franco, and Logan Lerman. Hit the jump for more on the Han Solo shortlist. Read More »