#Interview: Chris Miller and Phil Lord talk The LEGO Batman Movie
Producers Chris Miller and Phil Lord talk about their latest big-screen release, The LEGO Batman Movie.
In the irreverent spirit of fun that made The LEGO® Movie a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble—LEGO® Batman—stars in his own big-screen adventure.
But there are big changes brewing in Gotham City, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.
Will Arnett reprises his starring role from The LEGO Movie as the voice of LEGO Batman, aka Bruce Wayne. Zach Galifianakis (the Hangover films, Muppets Most Wanted) stars as The Joker; Michael Cera (TV’s Arrested Development) as the orphan Dick Grayson; Rosario Dawson (TV’s Daredevil) as Barbara Gordon; and Ralph Fiennes (the Harry Potter films) as Alfred.
The LEGO Batman Movie is directed by Chris McKay, and produced by Dan Lin, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Roy Lee, who worked together on The LEGO Movie. Jill Wilfert, Matthew Ashton, Will Allegra and Brad Lewis serve as executive producers. The screenplay is by Seth Grahame-Smith and Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers and Jared Stern & John Whittington, story by Seth Grahame-Smith, based on LEGO Construction Toys and based on characters from DC. Batman was created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger; Superman was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.
Production designer Grant Freckelton and editor David Burrows also return from The LEGO Movie, joined by editors Matt Villa, and John Venzon. The music is composed by Lorne Balfe. Feature animation is by Animal Logic.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and Warner Animation Group, in association with LEGO System A/S, a Lin Pictures / Lord Miller / Vertigo Entertainment production, The LEGO Batman Movie will open in Irish cinemas in 3D, 2D and IMAX on February 10th. It will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. www.LEGObatman.net