The Book of Life director Jorge Gutierrez has been tapped by Warner Bros. to take over the development of The Lego Movie spin off Billion Brick Race. The project had previously been developing under Jason Segel and Drew Pearce.
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, directors of The Lego Movie who were recently fired from the upcoming Han Solo film, will produce this new project alongside Roy Lee, under executives Chris McKay and Jill Wilfert.
The keystone film grossed a surprising $470 million in 2014, and was popular among both audiences and critics. Its success spawned The Lego Batman Movie, which opened in February, grossing $310 million worldwide, and The Lego Ninjago Movie, which opens September 22. The Lego Movie Sequel is set to premiere February 8, 2019. Further details on The Billion Brick Race will be released in due time.