Up to this point, we really had no idea what this LEGO movie would be about. Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller (21 Jump Street) have revealed a few little details here and there over the last couple of years, most of which you can read up on here. But today in an interview with MTV they give us a full breakdown of the story that the movie will revolve around, and here it is:
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. 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.
Sounds like it could be a fun flick. I liked what the directors did with Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, and 21 Jump Street looks entertaining, so I think they will end up doing a good job with this one. LEGO has a huge fan base, and you don't want to piss off the fan base. The film will have a little live-action landscape, but the majority of the movie takes place in a CG animated "one-inch high universe" with "a cast of thousands and thousands and thousands."
As of right now the movie is in pre-production, they are designing the characters, writing the script, storyboarding the film, and working on the animatics. Casting the characters in the film is the next big step on their list of things to do.
Miller went on to say, "In kind of a weird way it's the biggest action movie we've ever done." Lord continued... "Of all time. And the smallest action movie of all time." What do you think of the story that the filmmakers came up with?