In a world in which Hasbro's Transformers and G.I. Joe are adapted into movies that gross hundreds of millions of dollars, to say nothing of sales of DVDs and tie-in products, it seems inevitable that more movies based on toy lines should be on the way. But… a movie based on LEGO?
According to a report in Variety, Warner Brothers is developing a movie based on the interlocking blocks that will be a "family comedy that will mix live action and animation." The movie will be produced by Roy Lee, the king of the Hollywood remakes, who has previously made, or remade, The Ring, The Grudge, Dark Water, The Lake House, The Invasion and Shutter in addition to the Oscar-winning remake The Departed. Lee and screenwriters Dan and Kevin Hageman have reportedly been working closely with the Danish toy company to create the premise for the film.
With Major Matt Mason, Stretch Armstrong, View-Master and Hot Wheels movies also in the works, it looks like toy adaptations might be the new trend in movies, supplanting remakes. The new He-Man movie will, admirably, manage to be both a toy adaptation and a remake.