Chris McKay, animation co-director on the first film, will direct the follow up.

Warner Bros names director for The LEGO Movie sequel

Warner Bros has named Chris McKay as the director for the sequel to The LEGO Movie.

McKay was animation co-director on the first film, with Phil Lord and Chris Miller on directing duties.

The film’s previous directors will now take on a producing role for the sequel, while Michelle Morgan and Jared Stern are reportedly writing a treatment for the next installment, reports Deadline.

While details are still being finalised, rumours persist that the studio is also contemplating a spin-off film, focusing on LEGO Ninjago.

The LEGO Movie only opened last month, and has already brought in a worldwide gross of $361 million.

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