[Movies] Chris McKay To Direct Sequel To The LEGO Movie Posted by Joseph Lee on 03.12.2014
He worked on the first film...
Deadline reports that Chris McKay will direct the sequel to Warner Bros' The LEGO Movie, which opened last month and has earned $361 million worldwide. McKay was the animation co-director on the first film. Phil Lord & Chris Miller directed the first film and will produce the sequel. Michelle Morgan & Jared Stern are writing a treatment. Warner Animation Group is handling the franchise. It's unknown if this will be a straight sequel to a film that includes the LEGO character Ninjago. Dan Lin and Roy Lee will also produce, with WB's Courtenay Valenti overseeing.
McKay is currently negotiating a first-look producer deal with Warner Bros. He previously won an Emmy for Robot Chicken, which he directed forty episodes of, along with Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode 3. He also directed and produced Titan Maximum for Adult Swim.