This marks Waksberg’s first foray in the film space since 2013’s The Exquisite Corpse Project. He previously wrote an episode of Save Me for NBC and played a reporter in Adult Swim’s Childrens Hospital.
Phil Lord and Chris Miller penned the original draft of The Lego Movie Sequel, but the dynamic duo behind the Jump Street films and The Last Man on Earth are now working on the Star Wars prequel about a young Han Solo. Both are scheduled to appear for this month’s Star Wars Celebration Europe to promote the project.
Rob Schrab (Community) will helm The Lego Movie Sequel, which is currently scheduled for release on Feb. 8, 2019. The Lego Batman Movie, featuring the voice of Will Arnett’s Caped Crusader, will hit theaters before that on Feb. 10, 2017, with The Lego Ninjago Movie following shortly after on Sep. 22, 2017.
Waksberg is represented by CAA. His attorney is Jeff Endlich and managers are Peter Principato and Joel Zadak at Principato-Young Entertainment.
Variety was the first to report the news of his involvement.