Thu, March 15, 2012, 23:47
MTV News interviews the directors/writers behind the upcoming LEGO movie and reveals the movie plot. Phil Lord and Chris Miller notes that: “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.” According to MTV News, 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.”
“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.”
Hmm… does sound suspiciously like thousand of fantasy books and the archetypal hero story. But if that would inspire kids to build without instructions, then it sounds good to me. You can watch the actual interview clip HERE.