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Watch: 3-Minute Ad Break Created By 'Lego Movie' Team For U.K. TV Plus Sequel Secures Director

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 12, 2014 5:21 PM
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If you had told us last year that "The Lego Movie" would not only be a box office success and a critical darling, but also one of the flat out best movies of 2014 so far, we wouldn't have believed. But over $360 million worldwide later, and still going strong, has made us believers. Well that, and the fact that the movie is clever and hilarious, turning multiple genre tropes upside while tossing in a third act twist that could've collapsed the whole thing. A sequel has already been set for 2017, and now has it someone to guide it.

'Another Earth' & 'Kick-Ass 2' Directors Are Among Those On The Shortlist To Helm 'Masters Of The Universe'

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • February 26, 2014 7:31 PM
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Masters Of The Universe
Despite a risibly poor first attempt with Dolph Lundgren and a lot of aborted efforts in the late aughts, Sony Pictures hasn’t given up on trying to bring their He-Man movie “Masters of the Universe” back to the big screen. After all, imagine all those franchise possibilities if it hits, since aside from “Spider-Man,” Sony is currently the studio sorely lacking in franchises. A recent attempt almost happened with Jon M. Chu, the director of “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” but he bailed last year. Terry Rossio ("The Lone Ranger" and every "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie) has penned the most recent version of the script and is eager to bring this franchise back to life, and Sony has apparently narrowed down the field for replacement directors.

'Robot Chicken' Helmer Chris McKay To Co-Direct 'Lego' With Phil Lord & Chris Miller; 2014 Release Pegged

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 14, 2011 9:49 AM
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The various movies in development based on childhood toys and board games, probably the most serious symptom of the creative bankruptcy facing most studios, have, thankfully, yet to come to pass for the most part. McG's "Ouija" had the plug pulled on it, Ridley Scott's "Monopoly" remains stranded in development hell, and films based on the likes of "View-Master" and "Candyland," while threatened, have never made it into production.

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