One of my most anticipated films of 2014 is The Lego Movie. The film is directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who’ve already made some amazing films with Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and 21 Jump Street. The LEGO® Movie will feature the voice of Chris Pratt as Emmett, just a normal construction worker who gets dubbed “The Special”, and has to help save the world! Below, are a ton of new pictures from the film and some more details from Pratt himself.
Pratt tells USA Today:
[box_light]“Emmet’s enthusiasm is something we share,” says Pratt. “I seem to be really enthusiastic about things as well in life. Maybe more so than I should be. It’s probably why (directors) Chris and Phil had me in mind when they created the character.”[/box_light]
Though, Emmett might not be pretty inept, he’s counterbalanced from his cohort, Wyldstyle (Banks):
[box_light]The free-spirited Master Builder has an independent streak as wild as the color streaks in her plastic hair. She’s a car-building specialist, tough and respected. “She’s definitely on equal footing with the guys,” says Banks. “She is real sassy. She overcomes all obstacles, including that she’s a tiny Lego.”
Banks says “Wyldstyle is very much me in two-inch form. I brought as much of my sass and attitude that I could get into her.”
Emmett, Wyldstyle and the rest of the rebels will be facing off against a villain of pure evil, Will Ferrell. He’ll be voicing the baddie of “Lord Business”
“The ruler of this universe wants everything to stay exactly where he put it and every piece to be in its place,” says Lord. “Innovators like Master Builders drive him crazy.”
Ferrell is a good fit to voice both characters “since he can get really frustrated in a really funny way,” says Miller.
Lord Business also has a right-hand man in, “Good Cop, Bad Cop”. He’s being voiced by Liam Neeson.
[box_light]“We would have Liam do a scene where he would have this friendly, high-pitched voice for Good Cop and then a mean, deep voice for Bad Cop,” says Miller. “He was really good at it.”[/box_light]
The also decided to add a familiar and trusting voice to the pack, with Morgan Freeman playing the Gandalf-like Vitruvius.
[box_light]“We thought he should look like Gandalf, and it would be so funny if we had this voice that everyone trusts,” says Lord. “And then we gave him the most ridiculous things to say.”[/box_light]
The film also features the voices of Elizabeth Banks, Will Arenett, Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman, and Will Ferrell. The LEGO Movie opens on February 7, 2014.