Remember when you used to jumble up all your LEGO playsets and make your own pretend cross-franchise stories? They are making that into a movie.
LEGO has been taking on the world these days, from its humble beginnings as a building block, to licensed franchises, to videogames, to robots, there are few mediums that the bricks have yet to grace. Warner Bros. has announced the next logical step in LEGO's worldwide domination: The LEGO Movie.
The trailer starts out with unlikely hero Emmett, not knowing entirely what's going on. Luckily, Morgan Freeman as a wizard is here to give us some exposition in the way only Morgan Freeman can. "My fellow master builders, including but not limited to, Superman, Wonderwoman, the Mermaid, Green Ninja, 1980-something Space Guy, Michelangelo, Michelangelo and the 2002 NBA All-Stars. We have learned that Lord Business plans to end the world as we know it."
The movie seriously looks like it was plucked right from my twelve year old self's imagination, featuring Emmett interacting with characters plucked from all corners of the LEGO world. It's a cross-franchise extravaganza that is of course littered with the various Warner Bros. franchises that have received the LEGO treatment over the years. "Can you make one of these in orange?" Emmett asks LEGO Batman, "I only work in black," he replies, "and sometimes very, very dark gray."
The all-star cast includes Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Liam Neeson and of course Morgan Freeman.
The official website seems to suggest a February 2014 release date.