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A Lego Movie Is Happening: Movie Stars Sign Up to Play Lego Figures

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The first-ever full length theatrical Lego movie is still happening! Slated for a release in February 2014, the movie has just landed a star studded cast: Morgan Freeman, who will presumably play a God in Lego world (joke), Elizabeth Banks, Chris Pratt and Will Arnett, who will voice a Lego Batman (not a joke).

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What's the movie, called Lego: The Piece Of Resistance, about? Details are slim at the moment (it's still early in the process) but here's what the synopsis says:

The film, the first-ever full length theatrical LEGO movie, follows Emmet (Chris Pratt), an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously under-prepared.

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21 Jump Street directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller will direct the movie and they have some experience with animated movies (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs) so they should handle the Lego franchise with a lot of care. Supposedly the movie will be based on Lego toys and feature many Lego figures as characters which will hopefully birth a new generation of Lego fans. [Deadline, @LegoTheMovie]

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If the awful CG saturday morning LEGO cartoons are indication, this won't end well... the lameness of the synopsis pretty much guarantees that it will be terrible. That said, I would pay money for a feature version of this

or this