May 20, 2014 5:22pm PT by Borys Kit
Warner Bros. Sets Release Date for Lego's 'Ninjago'
After the success of The Lego Movie, Warner Bros. is moving full steam ahead on what it's calling "the Lego brand's cinema universe" and has set a release date for the next Lego film.
The animated ninja-themed adventure movie Ninjago, to be in 3D, will be released Sept. 23, 2016.
Charlie Bean, who worked on Disney XD's Tron: Uprising, will make his feature directorial debut with Ninjago.
Lego Movie writer-directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller will be producing with Dan Lin and Roy Lee, who produced The Lego Movie.
Jill Wilfert, Seth Grahame-Smith, John Powers Middleton, James Packer and Steve Mnuchin are serving as executive producers
The Lego Movie opened Feb. 7 and has grossed $460 million worldwide ($254 million domestic). A sequel to that movie is also in the works.