This is pleasant to note:
Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the duo behind Sony Animation's hit "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs," are in final negotiations to write and direct the Lego movie, which is set up at Warner Bros ...
One winning component that convinced Lego and Warners that the duo was up to the task was their work on "Cloudy." They took a 32-page children's book, developed a story and characters and used their unique sense of humor to turn it into a family movie that also played to adults.
During Cloudy's production, I ran across Mr. Lord and Mr. Miller during my walk-throughs. I always found them to be engaged, high-spirited guys.
They clearly brought a lot to the party because at the time they rolled onto the scene, Sony Pictures Animation had been wrestling with the property for a long time and the story crew was ... dispirited. (I know this because I used to listen to the complaints whenever I breezed through the Culver City studio.)
I'm heartened that nice guys don't always finish at the rear of the pack. Congratulations on the new gig.