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'The Lego Movie' Sequel Gets Chris McKay as Director

March 13, 2014 (3:28 am) GMT
The editor of the first film is promoted to have bigger task in the upcoming sequel to the wildly popular animated movie.
'The Lego Movie' Sequel Gets Chris McKay as Director

A new helmer has been found for "The Lego Movie 2". Chris McKay, who won an Emmy for his work on Cartoon Network's "", is tapped to direct the second installment. He previously served as one of the editors in the first film.

Jared Stern ("") and Michelle Morgan ("") are tapped to pen the script for the sequel. The original was directed and written by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. The duo will now, instead, serve as executive producers for the follow-up.

There is also no word if any of the original voice cast will be back for the second installment. , , , , , , , and are among the ensemble in the first film.

"The Lego Movie" opened this January to an overwhelmingly positive review. It debuted atop box office with a solid $69 million, marking the second highest weekend debut in February after "" ($83.8 million). It has since grossed over $350 million worldwide, and is still among the holdovers in U.S. movie chart.

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