Warner Bros. is moving forward on Lego: The Movie, a live-action/animation hybrid that has been in the works since 2008.

The movie will be a family comedy based on the popular building blocks, and it will takes place in the magical land of Lego. No further plot details have been released at this time, with casting set to begin in January. Warner Bros. is eyeing a 2014 release date for Lego: The Movie.

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The project, which is being animated by visual effects house Animal Logic, is expected to be 80% Lego based. More details on the movie are expected to be announced at a Sydney, Australia press conference next week, which will coincide with the production start of this New South Wales based film.

Robot Chicken's Chris McKay has been bought on board to co-direct Lego: The Movie alongside 21 Jump Street duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

The Denmark based Lego Company has been working closely with producers to develop the storyline of Lego: The Movie.