Lego Ninjago Movie to Slice its Way onto the Big Screen
Ever since Transformers proved to be such a massive hit, Hollywood has been looking to toys for inspiration. Sadly, none of them have been able to achieve the same success, one of which Battleship, ended up being one of the biggest flops in recent years. But that hasn’t kept them from tapping into other franchises. Most recently, we have The Lego Movie, which judging from the trailer, actually has some promise, but that isn’t the only Lego property heading to the big screen.
Heat Vision has learned that Warner Brothers will be adapting the popular Ninjago franchise into a feature film. Dan Hageman and Kevin Hageman, who received writing credits for WB’s The Lego Movie, will also put the script together for this adaptation, which is among the most popular among young boys. The brothers are also responsible for the hit Cartoon Network series Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu. A director has yet to sign on, but we know that Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who are helming the Lego Movie, will not be directing this time around, but will serve as producers.
Ninjago was first introduced in 1998 as a part of the popular “Lego Castle” line. In 2011, Lego introduced the new theme which was called Lego Ninjago Masters of Spinjitzu, pulling from previous Lego ninja-themed series. The Hageman Brothers have some experience in the animated featured field, having written last year’s surprise hit Hotel Transylvania.
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Source : Heat Vision