'Community' Helmer Rob Schrab to Direct 'Lego Movie Sequel'

Schrab, whose credits include 'Community' and 'The Mindy Project', is announced as the director for the follow-up to 'The Lego Movie'.

AceShowbiz - "The Lego Movie 2" has found its director in Rob Schrab. Schrab, whose directing credits include "Community", "The Mindy Project" and "Parks and Recreation", is announced to take the place behind the camera for the sequel to "The Lego Movie" which is called "The Lego Movie Sequel". Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who directed the first film, produce and write the next movie.

"We are so excited to collaborate with Rob. He is a comedy genius, a visual savant, and we have been stalking him for years. No one works harder than Rob, and his aesthetic, combined with his sense of humor, bring a strong, unique, thoughtful, and passionately nerdy voice to this project. People who know him are slapping their foreheads today and saying, Of course!' " Lord and Miller said in a statement on Tuesday, February 24.

Greg Silverman, president of Creative Development and Worldwide Production at Warner Bros., also expressed his excitement. "Warner Bros. is excited to build our relationship with The LEGO Group with this new adventure, and we join them in welcoming the multi-talented Rob Schrab to the LEGO family as he takes the helm of The LEGO Movie Sequel," he said in a statement.

"The Lego Movie Sequel" is set for release in the U.S. on May 26, 2017. Apart from the movie, two other Lego flicks, "Ninjago" and "Lego Batman Movie", are scheduled to arrive in theaters on September 23, 2016 and sometime in 2017 respectively.

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