Everything is awesome for first-time movie director Rob Schrab!
The man behind Parks and Recreation
is making the big move with his debut feature film - Warner Brother's The Lego Movie
sequel. The pair who directed the first smash hit film, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, will instead take on writing and producing credits this time around, joining Dan Lin and Roy Lee.
The team obviously have faith in Schrab, considering that The Lego Movie
scored an Oscar nomination for its song and earned $470 million since its release last year, and the Lego team have multiple movie franchises planned, including Ninjago and Batman, in the near future. Evidently, the little building blocks are determined to take on Hollywood.
“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!’" said Lord and Miller of their latest team member.
Schrab is definitely safe hands when it comes to comedy; he wrote, directed and executive produced The Sarah Silverman Programme
which earned him a WGA award nomination, and he even snagged a Primetime Emmy for his work on the 81st Oscars.
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