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Published On: Thu, Feb 26th, 2015

TV director Rob Schrab lands job to helm ‘LEGO Movie Sequel’

Director Rob Schrab, who on the TV side has helmed Community, Parks And Recreation and The Mindy Project, will make his feature directorial debut on Warner Bros’ The LEGO Movie Sequel.

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who directed the first pic, are writing and will produce the sequel together with Dan Lin and Roy Lee.

Lord and Miller in the official statement: “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!’ ”

Schrab has a big shoes to fill with the original earning almost $470M and instigating a franchise with upcoming Ninjago slated for a September 23, 2016 release and an Batman LEGO feature due out in May 2017.

LEGO Movie co-director Chris McKay is set to direct that film.

It was widely thought of as the biggest omission of the Oscars this year when LEGO Movie was left off of the Best Animated Feature nominations. Disney’s Big Hero 6 won the Oscar in the animation category.

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