Earlier today, we reported on the fact that dynamic directing duo, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, are far too busy to return to their Jump Street franchise to direct 23 Jump Street. While they will still produce that movie, they have bigger fish to fry. The pair are responsible for two other very important franchise movies set up at different studios. They will be directing the Spider-Man Animated Movie for Sony, which arrives in 2018 following the studio's live-action Spider-Man reboot in 2017. And they will also be directing the Star Wars Anthology: Han Solo Movie for Disney and LucasFilm, which is expected to hit that same year.
Do you think Phil Lord and Chris Miller have what it takes to bring Han Solo and Peter Parker back to the big screen with a fresh twist that will appeal to old and young fans alike? Or will it be too much of a challenge? Both films are scheduled to hit the same summer, making 2018 one of the biggest yet. Are you excited? Or is it too soon?Read More
Given the filmmakers' incredible slate, the news isn't terribly surprising. There are likely several fans who will be disappointed that this movie sequel is moving forward without Phil Lord and Chris Miller at the helm. 22 Jump Street writer Rodney Rothman wrote the 23 Jump Street script, which addresses the multiple fake sequels that showed up at the end of 22 Jump Street.
Phil Lord and Chris Miller confirmed that Rodney Rothman's script features an "outrageous idea" that makes all of those proposed 22 Jump Street a part of the movie canon. The story will, "do something that hadn't been explored in those 22 sequels and simultaneously tell the next chapter in the story." Unfortunately, no further story details were given, but it sounds like the story is firmly set in place.Read More
Fans of The Lego Movie won't get the straight-up sequel The Lego Movie 2 until sometime in 2018, but they will get to explore more of this universe in two upcoming spin-offs, Ninjago in 2016 and The LEGO Batman Movie in 2017. The Lego Movie directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are serving as producers on these spin-offs, with the filmmakers teasing new details in an interview with Empire.
Are you looking forward to a shared LEGO movie universe? Chime in with your thoughts below.Read More
Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who both wrote and directed this year's blockbuster The Lego Movie, have signed on to write the sequel The Lego Movie 2, but it still isn't known if they will come back to direct.
We reported in February that Jared Stern (The Internship) and Michelle Morgan (Nancy Drew) were writing the script, but now Warner Bros. has brought back the original writers to work on the script. We also reported in March that Chris McKay signed on to direct the sequel, but Warner Bros. moved him over to the spin-off The LEGO Batman Movie.Read More
22 Jump Street filmmakers Phil Lord and Chris Miller are developing The Rosie Project for Sony Pictures Entertainment as a potential directorial vehicle.
The studio acquired the novel by Graeme Simison back in April, with Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber (The Fault in Our Stars, The Spectacular Now) coming aboard to write the screenplay adaptation, after the author took an initial pass at the script.Read More
Just one day after the news that Ivan Reitman is no longer directing Sony's Ghostbusters reboot, filmmakers Phil Lord and Chris Miller are already being eyed to replace him, according to Nikki Finke.
Hot duo to direct #Ghostbusters3? My sources say Phil Lord & Chris Miller ('Lego Movie', '21 Jump St') in talks to replace Ivan Reitman.— Nikki Finke (@NikkiFinke) March 20, 2014Read More
Principal photography began September 28th, 2013 on Columbia Pictures' and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures' 22 Jump Street, the sequel to the 2012 action-comedy blockbuster 21 Jump Street, which took in more than $200 million at the worldwide box office.
And so it begins... http://t.co/spsOe8Qyck#22JumpStreet#Day1— Channing Tatum (@channingtatum) September 28, 2013Read More
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and 21 Jump Street directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are reuniting for a comedy entitled The Reunion for Sony Pictures.
While the duo normally both serve as directors on their movies, Chris Miller will take the helm solo on The Reunion, working from his own original screenplay that is set at a high school reunion. No other story details were given for the project.Read More