We tend to see a lot of projects come and go. Sometimes we report news that brings joy to the people (an occasional Django Unchained poster) while other times we’re forced to deliver unfortunate truths that cause panic in the streets (Len Wiseman). Every so often comes a story that confounds and frightens, providing no easy answers but the promise of a future uncertain. Via Coming Soon:
Warner Bros. Pictures has shifted the release date of their upcoming LEGO, moving it three weeks earlier, from February 28, 2014 to February 7.
Before you cry to the heavens, decrying Warner Brothers for the demonry they’ve wrought forth, there are a few tidbits to consider.
First and foremost, Lego: The Piece of Resistance is being written and directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller of the equally excellent Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and 21 Jump Street. These guys are staking their careers on projects that have no business in a movie theatre and delivering fantastic work. Second, the movie stars Chris Pratt – an up and comer who kills it every week as Andy on Parks and Recreation. Speaking of up and comers, the film will be introducing a guy by the name of Morgan Freeman. This will of course be Lord and Miller’s return to computer-animated fare, with cast inhabiting the classic little LEGO figurines.
Also, remember when we ran that piece on Armie Hammer possibly playing the next Batman onscreen? We were wrong, Will Arnett will beat him to it – as he’ll be appearing as Lego Batman in Piece Resistance. That’s right; Will Arnett is your next actor to officially perform as Batman in theatres. What a strange acid trip this article turned out to be.