Mark Mothersbaugh announced at the SXSW Festival (via The Playlist) that he will be scoring Warner Bros. Pictures’ animated feature film Lego. The movie written and  directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller will incorporate the latest animation and photo-real techniques. Chris McKay (Robot Chicken) is involved as a co-director and Dan Lin (Sherlock Holmes) and Roy Lee  (How to Train Your Dragon, The Strangers) are producing. Jill Wilfert is executive producing for the Lego Company and Seanne Winslow is co-producing for Lynn Pictures. No plot details have been revealed yet, but the movie is said to feature both Lego-licensed and original characters. Mothersbaugh has scored the directors’ last two movies, including the animated hit Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and the action comedy 21 Jump Street, which is being released in theaters this weekend and was shown at SXSW. The Lego film is targeted for a release in 2014.

The composer has also recently scored Brett Ratner’s segment from the ensemble comedy Movie 43. The movie is comprised of a number short comedy segments by various popular filmmakers, including Peter Farrelly, James Gunn and Steve Brill and features numerous A-List actors, among them Emma Stone, Kate Winslet, Hugh Jackman, Gerard Butler, Kristen Bell, Uma Thurman, Richard Gere and Justin Long. Relativity Media will be releasing the film later this year.

Mothersbaugh is currently working on the music for Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania, which is set for a release in September and also has the action thriller Safe starring Jason Statham coming out next month.