Phil Lord and Chris Miller, two of the most innovative, creative minds in Hollywood, just signed a first-look deal with Universal Pictures to make movies at that studio. But the duo’s TV output is going through a separate deal they have at Sony Pictures Television, and in a new interview from the Television Critics Association press tour today, Miller teased their upcoming Marvel TV projects and revealed something we hadn’t heard before. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, August 7th, 2019 by Fred Topel
In February, Fox presented a preview of this fall’s new addition to Sunday night animation, Bless the Harts. Emily Spivey created the show and produces it with Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Today, Fox presented a double panel with Bless the Harts and Duncanville, from Amy Poehler and Mike and Julie Scully. After the panel, Lord spoke with /Film about his and Miller’s upcoming film, The Last Human.
Based on the Lee Bacon book and adapted by Henry Gayden, Last Human sparked a bidding war ultimately won by Sony/Tristar. Lord gave us a few more details on the film as well as an update on the Jump Street and Lego franchises.
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Phil Lord & Chris Miller have been behind an impressive array of innovative films over the past decade. They gave the big screen TV adaptation new life with 21 Jump Street, somehow turned a building brick into a viable feature film with The LEGO Movie, and helped innovate in animation and comic book stories with Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Now Universal Pictures has locked down their upcoming film ideas with a new first-look film deal. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, August 1st, 2019 by Fred Topel
Netflix gave the Television Critics Association the first preview of their Green Eggs and Ham animated series. They showed how one scene was realized from script through storyboards to rough animation and final, but did not show a full episode just yet. Series creator Jared Stern was there to talk through more of how Dr. Seuss’s short book could become 13 half hour episodes for Netflix.
Adam Devine is the voice of Sam I Am, who keeps trying to get the resistant Guy Am I (Michael Douglas) to try that emerald-shaded protein. Stern revealed how animation legends Phil Lord and Chris Miller helped him, where the series expands on Seuss, and how much of the show will rhyme. Green Eggs and Ham premieres this fall on Netflix.
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Sony will own Phil Lord and Chris Miller for the foreseeable future. The duo behind the 2018 animated phenomenon that was Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse have signed a massive nine-figure deal with Sony Pictures Television, expanding their relationship with the studio that backed Spider-Verse and Lord and Miller’s first animated hit Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Lord and Miller are being given virtual free reign over the slate of projects they’ll oversee through Lord Miller Productions, including a series of Spider-Verse spin-off shows.
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Maybe we’re getting one step closer to that Spider-Ham movie after all. The Oscar-winning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse co-writer and co-producer Phil Lord is crossing over to the comic book world, with a co-writing credit for the upcoming Spider-Man Annual – Featuring Spider-Ham #1. That’s right, Spider-Ham as we have come to know and love him in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is getting his own Spider-Ham comic issue. Read More »
If seeing Sony’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse win the Best Animated Feature Oscar at this past weekend’s Academy Awards made you want to rewatch the film immediately, we have good news: it’s available to own right now on Digital HD. But if you’d rather wait for the Blu-ray/DVD, the studio has released the first nine minutes of the film online for free as an extended preview. Revisit one of 2018’s very best cinematic offerings below. Read More »
The next movie from Phil Lord and Chris Miller will see the duo heading back into the live-action realm after they conquered animation, spawning a multimillion dollar franchise with their surprise hit The LEGO Movie and shepherding last year’s critical darling Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse to possible Oscar success. Lord and Miller’s latest film, a sci-fi feature called The Last Human, has sparked a heated bidding war between several studios that landed them an eight-figure deal with Sony/Tristar.
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Everything is not so awesome in The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part. The sequel to the acclaimed 2014 hit transforms the cheery Bricksburg into a post-apocalyptic wasteland — and screenwriters Phil Lord and Chris Miller reveal that this was for more than just a Mad Max reference. The drastic transformation of The LEGO Movie 2 setting was an intentional nod back to the viral song from the first movie that everyone, apparently, misunderstood.
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The setting of The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part is a drastic departure from the sunny metropolis of the first hit film. The beloved Bricksburg has been transformed into post-apocalyptic wasteland named Apocalypseburg, and Emmet, Lucy, Batman, and co. must survive the barren Mad Max-inspired environment. But The LEGO Movie 2 setting was almost completely different.
Screenwriters Phil Lord and Chris Miller, stepping down from their directorial duties for the first movie, revealed that the sequel almost took place at a LEGO convention for a large portion of the film, which would have taken the franchise’s meta-humor to a whole new level. But that idea, along with several others, got scrapped on the way to the theater.
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