Chris McKay to direct `The Lego Movie` sequel

PTI| Updated: Mar 13, 2014, 18:24 PM IST

Chris McKay, who won an Emmy for his work on Cartoon Network`s `Robot Chicken`, has been tapped to direct the second installment of `The Lego Movie`.

McKay previously served as one of the editors in the original animated film, reportedLY.

Robot Chicken and Michelle Morgan will pen the script for the sequel. The original was directed and written by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. The duo will now, instead, serve as executive producers for the follow-up.
There is also no word if any of the original voice cast will be back for the second installment. Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson, Channing Tatum, and Jonah Hill were among the ensemble in the first film.

`The Lego Movie` opened this January to an overwhelmingly positive review.