After the massive success of last year’s The LEGO Movie, a franchise is being built: not only is there a sequel on the way, but we have many spin-offs on the horizon too, including one that is being co-written by Drew Pearce (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation) and Jason Segel (The Muppets).
Early word also had the How I Met You Mother star co-directing the film called The Billion Brick Race, but after speaking to The Playlist about his new film The End of the Tour, he has clarified that that isn’t the case.
“That was misreported when it first came out,” Segel said to the website, “It’s everything a kid would hope for, I think.”
Segel does have aspirations to direct one day, but said that he was always keen to let people who were more suited to the role of director do it rather than him:
“I feel like if there was something where I felt like I’m the only person who could direct this, then I would direct it. However, I know, personally, a bunch of people who could direct it better than me. That’s how I felt so far….So far, I felt like if I were to direct something, it would be out of pride, to say that I directed it. And when I work with someone like James Ponsoldt, I’m reminded that this is a proper talent and skill, and it should be left to people who have that passion. I’d rather something be great, than say I directed it.”
As yet, there’s no word on a release date for The Billion Brick Race.