More LEGO On The Big Screen A-Go-Go With NINJAGO
Being the adult who still loves the All Mighty Brick I am finding it mighty odd that come next February we're getting The LEGO Movie, which looks decidedly good for your basic fish-out-of-water saves the day story.
THR bring word that there will be even more of our beloved bricks and minifigs coming to the big screen. Well, beloved if you're currently an 8-year old child or the parent of one. Yes, the ridiculously popular Ninjago sets that spawned the ridiculously popular TV show is headed to the multiplex. For those that need to know what Ninjago is: think Power Rangers crossed with G.I. Joe mixed with Dinoriders and any number of other action figure toylines/cartoons from the 80s and 90s. It's decidedly bonkers.
Chris Miller and Phil Lord, directors of The LEGO Movie, are acting as producers on this project along with Warner Bros.'s Dan Lin and Roy Lee. Other brothers Dan and Kevin Hageman, the men who scribed the show Ninjago: Masters Of Spinjitsu, are writing this one while animation veteran Charlie Bean (Samurai Jack, Ren And Stimpy, the upcoming Tron: Uprising) is directing.
The movie will be CGI animated and undoubtedly make a lot of money. There will no doubt be 12-24 really cool and very bizarre sets to coincide with the film's release. In the past the ninjas faced an army of skeletons and then snake men as well as shadowy samurai. Sometimes they rode dragons, sometimes they piloted mechs.
So, I know what some of you are thinking: why talk about this? Well, it's LEGO and it's on the big screen and that should be excuse enough.