Lord and Miller, the creative team behind Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and 21 Jump Street, wrote and directed the upcoming CGI film which follows the story (by Dan Hageman and Kevin Hageman) of an ordinary Lego minifigure, Emmett (voiced by Chris Pratt), who is mistaken for the messianic Master Builder, and must now stop the evil President Business (voiced by Will Ferrell), who has plans to glue the entire universe together.
Check out both trailers, courtesy of WarnerBrosPictures.
The ensemble cast also includes Morgan Freeman as Vitruvius, an old mystic, and Liam Neeson taking the role as Bad Cop along with the voices of Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks, Nick Offerman, and Alison Brie.
The LEGO Movie hits theaters February 7th, 2014.
Here’s the official synopsis:
The original 3D computer animated story follows 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.
Chris Pratt (“Moneyball”) stars as the voice of Emmet. Will Ferrell (“The Campaign”) stars as the voice of his primary adversary, President Business, an erudite, anal-retentive CEO who has a hard time balancing world domination with micro-managing his own life; while Liam Neeson (“Taken” and “Taken 2,” Oscar nominee for “Schindler’s List”) voices the president’s powerful henchman, known as Bad Cop, who will stop at nothing to catch Emmet.
Starring as Emmet’s fellow travelers are Oscar® winner Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby”), as Vitruvius, an old mystic; Elizabeth Banks (“The Hunger Games,” Emmy nominee for “30 Rock”), as tough-as-nails Lucy, who mistakes Emmet for the savior of the world and guides him on his quest; Will Arnett (Emmy nominee, “30 Rock”), as the mysterious Batman, a LEGO minifigure with whom Lucy shares a history; Nick Offerman (NBC’s “Parks and Recreation”) as a craggy, swaggering pirate obsessed with revenge on President Business; and Alison Brie (NBC’s “Community”) as a sweet, loveable member of the team, with a powerful secret.