The Lego Movie‘s Chris Miller & Phil Lord to Produce a Spider-Man Animated Feature


After the deal with Marvel, this might be the second-smartest move Sony could have made.

On July 20, 2018, Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, the directors of The Lego Movie, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and 21 and 22 Jump Street, are taking Spider-Man back to his graphic roots with the first-of-its-kind animated Spider-Man feature, it was announced today at CinemaCon by Tom Rothman, chairman of the Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group. The film will exist independently of the projects in the live-action Spider-Man universe, all of which are continuing.
Lord & Miller are masterminding the project, writing the treatment and producing the film.

Oh, and interestingly enough, Avi Arad will be a producer on this one (he’s no longer on the live-action installments).

Sing it with me, now…

“No Uncle!”
“More neuroses!”
“Hot girlfriend!”
“Kinda makes it better!”

Unfortunately Miller and Lord don’t appear to be directing or writing the final script, but I’ll settle for “masterminding” – and if they’re still “masterminding” WB’s live-action Flash, I do not envy the amount of non-disclosure forms they’ll have to sign. I feel like something has to give there, but let’s hope not.

via Comic Book Movie