The next LEGO movie to hit the big screen will more than likely carry a different studio’s logo before the credits.
According to a report from Variety, Universal Pictures is currently in talks with the LEGO Group about future film rights. Producer Dan Lin would reportedly stay with the franchise should this move happen.
The new deal will reportedly be far broader than the previous one with Warner Bros. and will encompass film as well as potentially other spinoffs such as television and live-action hybrids. It would also include a larger focus on Universal’s in-house brands such as Jurassic World.
Warner Bros. previously held the license, but allowed it to lapse when it did not announce any further projects within the timeframe allowed by the contract. The series began with a bang with The LEGO Movie, but revenues quickly declined on the franchise leading to the decision to discontinue the relationship.
Both Universal Pictures and LEGO owner Kikbi A/S are silent on the situation at this time.