A five year deal has been signed that sees Universal Pictures replace Warner Bros. as the LEGO Group’s partner for developing, producing and distributing theatrical films.
Universal Pictures is the LEGO Group’s new partner for theatrical films, replacing Warner Bros. after disappointing box office returns for The LEGO NINJAGO Movie and The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part. The two companies have signed a five year deal that will see the LEGO brick continue to arrive on the big screen, as rumoured last December.
“The LEGO System in Play gives people the ability to build worlds and create stories that they carry throughout every phase of their lives,” says Donna Langley, Chairman, Universal Filmed Entertainment Group. “To partner with such an iconic brand that remains relevant and is constantly evolving allows for creativity in storytelling. We’re thrilled to start building out the next chapter of LEGO movies together with Jill and the LEGO team as they continue to inspire curiosity and innovation.”
“Universal’s commitment to unique storytelling from diverse voices makes the Studio the perfect partner as the LEGO Group enters this new phase of filmmaking,” says Jill Wilfert, Head of Entertainment, the LEGO Group. “Donna and the entire Universal team bring a sense of wonder and imagination we share, and we can’t wait to execute on our shared vision.”