The Lego Ninjago Movie
|The Lego Ninjago Movie|
|Directed by||Charlie Bean|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. Pictures|
The Lego Ninjago Movie is an upcoming 2017 American-Danish 3D computer-animated action-comedy martial arts film, directed by Charlie Bean and written by Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman, Kevin Chesley and Bryan Shukoff. It is the second spin-off of the 2014 film The Lego Movie. It stars the voices of Dave Franco, Michael Peña, Kumail Nanjiani, Zach Woods, Fred Armisen, Abbi Jacobson, Olivia Munn, Justin Theroux, and Jackie Chan. The film is scheduled to be released in the United States on September 22, 2017 through Warner Bros. Pictures.
Six young ninjas are tasked with defending their island home of Ninjago. By night, they’re gifted warriors using their skill and awesome fleet of vehicles to fight villains and monsters. By day, they’re ordinary teens struggling against their greatest enemy....high school.
- Dave Franco as Lloyd Garmadon
- Michael Peña as Kai
- Fred Armisen as Cole
- Kumail Nanjiani as Jay
- Zach Woods as Zane
- Abbi Jacobson as Nya
- Jackie Chan as Sensei Wu
- Justin Theroux as Lord Garmadon
- Olivia Munn as Koko
On September 17, 2013, it was announced that Warner Bros. Pictures was developing an animated Ninjago film based on the Lego toy line Lego Ninjago, which the Hageman brothers, Dan and Kevin Hageman, who wrote Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu and co-wrote the story of The Lego Movie, would be writing the film adaptation. Charlie Bean would direct the film, and would be produced by the The Lego Movie team of Dan Lin, Roy Lee, and both Phil Lord and Chris Miller. On June 27, 2016, the films voice cast was announced which included Dave Franco, Michael Peña, Kumail Nanjiani, Zach Woods, Fred Armisen, Jackie Chan, and Abbi Jacobson. More voice cast was announced which included Justin Theroux as Lord Garmadon and Olivia Munn as Koko.
The Lego Ninjago Movie will be released by Warner Bros. Pictures on September 22, 2017. It was originally scheduled for a September 23, 2016 release. A short film, The Master, that promoted the feature film was shown in front of screenings of Storks, which took the September 23, 2016 release date.
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