The sequel to The LEGO Movie has selected Rob Schrab as director.
Schrab’s experience is mostly in television. The LEGO Movie Sequel will be his feature film debut after directing episodes of Community, Parks and Recreation, The Mindy Project.
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who wrote and directed The Lego Movie, are came aboard the project in October to write the sequel based on a story by Lord, Miller, Jared Stern and Michelle Morgan. Lord and Miller will also produce along returning producers Dan Lin and Roy Lee.
“We are so excited to collaborate with Rob,” Lord and Miller said. “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!’”
The Lego Movie Sequel is the fourth film in the franchise for Warner Bros., which has spinoff Ninjago set for a Sept. 23, 2016 release, and the untitled Batman Lego for May 2017.
The Lego Movie grossed over $460 million worldwide.