The Lego Movie spinoff gets Muppets and Marvel talent

New Lego Movie spinoff The Billion Brick Race gets an impressive writer-director duo

The Lego MovieThe success of The Lego Movie means that we’re getting a world of spinoffs and sequels to Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s hit, and the latest of these has got an impressive pair of writer-directors.

THR reports that Jason Segel and Drew Pearce have signed on to write and direct The Billion Brick Race. Segel, of course, wrote The Muppets, and Pearce wrote Iron Man 3, as well as the upcoming Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation and the in-development Sherlock Holmes 3.

There’s no plot outline yet for The Billion Brick Race, but Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Dan Lin and Roy Lee are producing. Other upcoming Lego adventures include the sequel, the Lego Batman Movie and Ninjago. The pitch for this film came from Pearce, and will be both his and Segel’s first time directing.

The Lego Movie 2 is currently set for a 2018 release. You can buy The Lego Movie on Blu-ray for £10 at Amazon.co.uk. Keep up with the latest genre news with the new issue of SciFiNow.