Hollywood Goes Full Retard: Legos Movie In Development

By Gabe Delahaye / August 11, 2009

HOLLYWOOD SMASH IDEAS! HOLLYWOOD MAKE MOVIE IN PANTS! HOLLYWOOD NO WANT BE CALLED STUPID! HOLLYWOOD SMART! HOLLYWOOD HAVE FUDGE ON ITS FACE! From Variety (via /Film)

Movies based on toys couldn’t be hotter in Hollywood, with nearly every studio adapting playthings for the bigscreen.

Now count Warner Bros. as one of those studios: WB is toying with plans to develop a movie around Lego and its popular building blocks.

Toys are SO HOT right now. You can just see someone in a sharkskin suit and loafers with no socks saying that into his bluetooth headset while his assistant sits next to the frappucino machine writing Rex Lee slash fiction. Also, I am pretty sure that movies based on toys are not hot right now. Making a billion dollars is what’s hot right now. No one actually cares about this shit. Every single person involved with Transfomers 2 is like “Michael Bay is a genius at putting money in my bank account. He really added a lot of depth and human emotion to the amount of money in my bank account and the way that I feel about my bank account.”

But also, WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT, A LEGOS MOVIE? Derisive snort! This is low even for you, Hollywood. I do like this part, though:

Directors and producers in town have attempted to make a Lego movie for years, approaching the Danish toymaker with various ideas, but Lego turned down most of them because it’s highly protective of its brand.

Right. The most elusive project. I heard that Terry Gilliam only started trying to make Don Quixote de La Mancha because they were pushing him to do the Lego movie and he didn’t want the headache. If anything, it’s almost TOO GOOD of an idea, you know? You know. This guy knows:

“The Legos movie is my Breaking the Waves.”

Legos movie. HAH!