‘Lego’ Movie Writer/Directors Explain ‘Crazy’ Premise For The Film

There should be no doubts in anyone’s mind that the crazy minds behind “Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs” could come up with something equally nuts and awesome for their planned “Lego” movie. And, as we assumed, they have.

MTV News caught up with director/writers Phil Lord and Chris Miller while they were promoting their newest directorial effort “21 Jump Street” to find out if they had an update on the status of the as-yet-untitled “Lego” movie. Turns out they’re well into pre-production on the project, and will likely even start casting soon.

“We’re in the middle of heavy pre-production on the film,” Lord said. “We’re doing character design, we’re writing and boarding and coming up with animatics. There’ll be some casting stuff hopefully soon. The movie is really weird in a great way. It’s crazy.”

And just how crazy is crazy? As it turns out, it’s pretty off the wall. Lord said that some of the film will take place in a live action landscape, but the majority of the movie takes place in a “one-inch high universe” with “a cast of thousands and thousands and thousands.”

Not much is known about the plot of the “Lego” movie, so we asked Lord to elaborate a bit. Our words won’t do it justice, so we’ll let him take over from here.

“It is the story of basically a young man who doesn’t have a creative bone in his body and has to always build things from the instructions. He’s an ’instructions worker.’ In the Lego city, they build buildings, and it turns out in this universe it’s illegal to build apart from the instructions,” Lord said. “So what he finds out is that he’s actually descendant from these like super creative Jedi-type people who are called ’Master Builders’ and he has been charged with saving the universe from being frozen together by an evil bad guy, so over the course of the movie he has to unlearn all of that lame-o, uncreative stuff and learn how to build without all of the instructions in order to save the universe.”

Sounds like some pretty intense stuff. Miller said, “In kind of a weird way it’s the biggest action movie we’ve ever done.”

“Of all time,” Lord amended. “And the smallest action movie of all time.”

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