Considering how much of an unexpected – but still unbelievably welcome – success story The Lego Movie wants, it’s unsurprising that the creators of the movie want to make sure it’s as good as it can possibly be. As if to confirm this, it has been confirmed that there will be some rewrites to the script taking place, with Raphael Bob-Waksberg of Netflix’s excellent Bojack Horseman being brought on board to lead this.
If this sounds alarming at all, then don’t worry: it really isn’t. Rewrites are common, especially on big-budget studio movies, and besides, original writers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are no doubt insanely busy putting together their Han Solo spinoff movie, so it’s unsurprising that they don’t exactly have the time to spare.
Besides, anyone who has seen Bojack Horseman (if you haven’t what are you doing?) will know that Bob-Waksberg is the very definition of a safe pair of hands. Since Netflix and chilling became a thing there has always been way too many good-quality shows to choose from, but for our money, Bojack Horseman remains the best, managing to simultaneously hilarious, heartbreaking, thought-provoking and surprisingly dark – even more so when you consider that the protagonist a talking horse.
Even so, Lord and Miller will be a tough act to follow. Still, you can be rest assured that they will be remaining on board as producers, so their fingerprints will still be very much all over the movie, which is this time being directed by Rob Schrab (Suits, Monster House). In the meantime there’s Lego Batman to look forward to in February 2017, which will undoubtedly be just as brilliant. We genuinely can’t wait for it.
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