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**