Mark Mothersbaugh has signed on to score the upcoming animated feature The LEGO Ninjago Movie. The film marks the feature directorial debut of Charlie Bean (Tron: Uprising) and features the voices of Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Fred Armisen, Abbi Jacobson, Olivia Munn, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Peña, Zach Woods and Jackie Chan. Hilary Winston & Bob Logan & Paul Fisher wrote the screenplay based on a story by themselves and Kevin Hageman & Dan Hageman. Dan Lin (Sherlock Holmes, Gangster Squad), Phil Lord & Christopher Miller (21/22 Jump Street), Roy Lee (The Strangers, The Exorcist) and Maryann Garger (Astro Boy) are producing the project. Mothersbaugh has previously scored 2014’s original The LEGO Movie. The LEGO Ninjago Movie will be released on September 22, 2017 by Warner Bros. Pictures. Visit the official movie website for updates.
As previously reported, Mothersbaugh also has Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok coming up. He also recently scored the Netflix original series Abstract: The Art of Design. The documentary series centers on the visionary designers who shape the world around us – from architecture to illustration, cars to typography. The show premiered this past Friday and is now available to stream on Netflix
Mothersbaugh’s recent projects also include the Miguel Arteta’s comedy Beatriz at Dinner starring Salma Hayek & John Lithgow. The movie premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last month and was picked up by Roadside Attractions and FilmNation Entertainment for domestic distribution.