Building a successful franchise is no easy task, but when it comes to the big screen adaptation of "Lego," the pieces are really coming together, as Screen Rant is reporting that Elizabeth Banks and Morgan Freeman have joined the project as voice talent.
Looks like they are about to literally redefine "blockbuster."
First, of course, you probably have one question: WTF? So here's the answer: Yes, Warner Bros. is making an animated movie out of the popular Danish building blocks despite the fact that, you know, there's no story there. Hey, that didn't stop them from making "Green Lantern," right?
And it may not stop Green Lantern from actually appearing in the film, either, as Warner Bros. is reportedly planning to fill the movie with Lego counterparts to their other film and comic book properties, including Batman (who will be voiced by Will Arnett) and Superman.
So just what Banks will be doing in the movie is still up in the air (Wonder Woman, maybe?), but we do know that Freeman will not be portraying his "Dark Knight" character Lucius Fox, but rather a Lego dude named Vitruvius, who will somehow be mixed up in a nefarious plot to glue Legos together (oh no!).
"Lego" has had a lot of success in recent years with their witty video game adaptations of popular characters like "Batman" and "Harry Potter." Can they bring that charm to the big screen? With talent like Banks and Freeman on board, it looks like it's going to be a snap.