Ringling Brothers & LEGO Movies in the Works
04.24.12 by Chris
Who doesn't like the circus and LEGOS? Well, fans of each will be happy to know that Hollywood is preparing movies based on the Ringling Brothers circus and those popular building toys.
THR reports Paramount has hired the writing duo behind last year's surprise hit Smurfs to pen The Ringling Brothers, based on the traveling circus. Plot details are unknown but the project is being conceived as a family adventure, such as Night at the Museum, and will be set in the present day.
The Ringling Brothers were the subject of the 1952 Best Picture winner The Greatest Show on Earth. Founded in 1884 by five of the seven Ringling Brothers, they acquired the Barnum & Bailey Circus in 1907, merging to become Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus, promoted as The Greatest Show on Earth.
We already know LEGOs and movies are a good combination, with blockbuster movies like Harry Potter, The Avengers, and The Dark Knight Rises getting the LEGO treatment. Now those popular little characters are getting their own movie.
Warner Bros. announced this week that directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller (21 Jump Street, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs) are working on an untitled, 3-D animated LEGO movie. No word yet on what the plot of the movie will be, but it's set to open April 12, 2013. Our only concern: How do you make a LEGO version of a LEGO movie?