'Book of Life' Director Developing 'Lego' Film (Exclusive)

Jorge Gutierrez is taking over a project known as 'The Billion Brick Race.'
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Jorge Gutierrez

Director Jorge Gutierrez has come aboard to develop a new movie in the Lego series that has had the working title of The Billion Brick Race, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Gutierrez previously helmed the Golden Globe-nominated animated feature The Book of Life and the Emmy-winning TV series El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera. Most recently, he stepped into the virtual reality arena, directing Google Spotlight Stories’ Son of Jaguar, an animated short that combines Mexican wrestling with a heartfelt tale about tradition and family.

While the logline for the ew film hasn't been revealed, the project was originally in the hands of Jason Segel and Drew Pearce, based on an original idea of Pearce's.

Upcoming films in Warner Bros.' Lego Movie franchise include The Lego Ninjago Movie, which is set to open Sept. 22, followed by The Lego Movie Sequel on Feb. 8, 2019.

Gutierrez is repped by WME.