Warner Bros., via USA Today has released a bunch of new images and character bios for Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs writer/directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s The LEGO Movie.
The film follows Emmet, a typical little LEGO man who, in a case of mistaken identity, is tasked with saving his people from the evil President Business.
Lord and Miller have assembled a great voice cast, with Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Will Arnett, Morgan Freeman, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Neeson, Nick Offerman, and Alison Brie all lending their vocal talents.
The LEGO Movie is out in Ireland on February 14th, 2014.
Meet the gang!
Emmet is a “very, very normal construction worker” with an very Andy Dwyer-esque “dim, but unbridled excitement” about the adventure. “We like the challenge of a story around the most generic, forgettable man in the universe,” said Lord.
Batman has been portrayed in many, many different ways over the years, and like the other versions this one has a mean scowl, a gruff voice, and a protective streak. But he “can be a little inept,” and Will Arnett says he “might not be the greatest Batman.”
President Business secretly also goes by Lord Business. He abhors creativity and innovation, and wants everything to stay exactly the same. To that end, this uptight CEO plans to take over the Lego world with the help of his robot militia.
Vitruvius is the mystic who prophecies that “The Special” will come to defeat Lord Business. While he looks like Gandalf, he doesn’t have the wizard’s way with words. “We gave him the most ridiculous things to say,” says Lord.
The 3D computer animated adventure tells the story of Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.