LEGO’s ‘Ninjago’ Getting the Big-Screen Treatment
It was just last week that we saw the first trailer for the upcoming ‘The LEGO Movie,’ but the toy company has already announced plans for another big-screen outing, this time with their Ninjago toy line.
Warner Bros. and LEGO are forming quite the partnership, first with ‘The LEGO Movie,’ which is apparently tracking well enough to inspire the movie studio to partner with the toy giant for another movie. This time, according to THR, it’ll be based on LEGO’s wildly popular Ninjago toys, which already have a successful animated TV series, Cartoon Network’s ‘Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu.’ The show focuses on the fictional world of Ninjago, which melds Chinese and Japanese culture with magical ninjas, warriors, dragons and snakes.
Brothers Dan and Kevin Hageman, who received writing credits on ‘The LEGO Movie’ and also script ‘Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu’ for Cartoon Network, are writing the ‘Ninjago’ movie. It will be similar in concept and theme to the animated series, but will feature a whole new story.
‘The LEGO Movie’ directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller will not be helming ‘Ninjago,’ but Warner Bros. is expected to make an announcement regarding their choice for director soon.