A new scribe has boarded ‘The Lego Movie Sequel,’ and he’s got a history writing sophisticated comedy in animated form.
Variety reports that Raphael Bob-Waksberg, creator of Netflix’s adult-oriented cartoon 'BoJack Horseman,’ has been hired to rewrite the first draft from Phil Lord and Chris Miller.
While Lord and Miller wrote and directed the original 'Lego Movie,’ the in-demand duo have a lot on their plate as directors of the upcoming 'Han Solo’ movie, and writers of Sony’s animated 'Spider-Man’ movie.
While 'The Lego Movie Sequel’ will be Bob-Waksberg’s first big screen credit, it’s not hard to see why he was considered a good fit for the role, as - not unlike 'The Lego Movie’ - 'BoJack Horseman’ takes a silly-sounding idea, yet builds it into something surprisingly intelligent and bold.
The title character of the series (voiced by Will Arnett, who also plays Batman in 'The Lego Movie’ and the upcoming 'Lego Batman Movie’) is, as the name suggests, a man with a horse’s head, in a world in which people and anthropomorphic animals co-exist.
BoJack is also an actor, formerly the lead in a cheesy 1990s sitcom - but the show follows him suffering a midlife crisis. Its third season comes to Netflix later this month.
Nothing is known plot-wise about 'The Lego Movie Sequel’ at this point, but it will be directed by Rob Schrab, and is set to open on 8 February 2019.
Before that, the 'Lego’ franchise continues with 'The Lego Batman Movie’ due 10 February 2017, and 'The Lego Ninjago Movie’ on 22 September 2017.
Picture Credit: Warner Bros, Netflix