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The Billion Brick Race Concept Art Released

It looks like the partnership between The LEGO Group and Warner Bros. has pretty much ended as it has been reported that Universal Pictures was in talks to develop new film properties. As a result of this revelation, a spin-off LEGO WB movie called The Billion Brick Race that was in the works has also been nixed and The Book of Life director Jorge R. Gutierrez has released some concept art of some of the character designs for the movie. He describes the movie as “a racing film about race, privilege and gentrification with references to all my favorite 80s and 90s cop and action movies.” Too bad that this movie took so long to conceptualize as Warner Bros. focused more on other LEGO movies like The LEGO Batman Movie and The LEGO Ninjago Movie.

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The Billion Brick Race Loses Director

Way back in 2015, I reported that Warner Bros. was working on a new animated LEGO film called The Billion Brick Race. Originally, Jason Segel and Drew Pearce were on board to co-direct the film but was eventually replaced with The Book of Life’s Jorge R. Gutierrez in 2017. Fast forward to today where Gutierrez has announced that he has also left the project.

“I would like to publicly and from the bottom of my heart thank everyone I worked with at Briksburg, LEGO and WAG. These last 9 months were a rollercoaster of thrills to say the least. I met so many amazing new people and learned a ton from all these incredible artists, directors, writers, editors, producers and execs. I leave a better filmmaker and it’s because of you all. May our paths cross again. Gracias mis amigos. And as I toasted on my first day there, ‘May we slip n slide on the blood of our enemies!!!'”

The Billion Brick Race is still tentatively scheduled for a 2019 release which also includes The LEGO Movie Sequel releasing in the same year. There’s no word from Warner Bros. whether or not any of the two movies will be pushed back at this time.

**Via Flickering Myth**

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New LEGO Spinoff Movie, The Billion Brick Race, in the Works

There is a new LEGO spinoff movie in the works called The Billion Brick Race. Warner Bros. has hired Jason Segel and Drew Pearce, the writer of Iron Man 3, to write and co-direct the new movie. The Billion Brick Race has no release date as of this writing and is in the very early stages of development so there’s no details about it either. The movie will be Segel and Pearce’s first time directing.

In the next few years, there will now be four LEGO movies being released by Warner Bros. with the LEGO Ninajago spinoff movie in 2016, the LEGO Batman spinoff movie in 2017, and The LEGO Movie Sequel coming in 2018.

**Via The Hollywood Reporter**

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