After the first teaser trailer for writers/directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s upcoming animated film The LEGO Movie was met with a wildly positive response last week, Warner Bros. is already looking to move forward with another LEGO toy adaptation: Ninjago. Heat Vision reports that the studio is developing a feature film adaptation of the Eastern-infused, ninja themed LEGO toy line Ninjago. Dan Hageman and Kevin Hageman, who received a “story by” credit on The Lego Movie and also wrote Hotel Transylvania, will pen the screenplay for Ninjago. The two have already written a Ninjago TV series for Cartoon Network called Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu, so they have experience in the Ninjago world.
This is in keeping with Warner Bros.’ new strategy of releasing one “high-end” animated film per year, as they have been developing a number of propertieis with talented filmmakers like Lord/Miller and Nicholas Stoller. Lord and Miller will act as producers on Ninjago alongside Dan Lin and Roy Lee, and the project is reportedly close to landing a director.