Phil Lord & Chris Miller Sign New First Look Film Deal at Universal Pictures

/Film | 8/3/2019 | Ethan Anderton
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Phil Lord & Chris Miller have been behind an impressive array of innovative films over the past decade. They gave the big screen TV adaptation new life with 21 Jump Street, somehow turned a building brick into a viable feature film with The LEGO Movie, and helped innovate in animation and comic book stories with Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Now Universal Pictures has locked down their upcoming film ideas with a new first-look film deal.

Deadline has word that Lord & Miller have set up camp at Universal Pictures with a deal that will have them “develop films in the comedy and drama space, based on original content, existing IP and other media formats with an emphasis on championing fresh voices.” This is a huge deal for Universal, who seems like them really need a boost in the creativity department, especially when it comes to blockbuster scale movies.

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Universal Filmed Entertainment Group chairman Donna Langley said in a statement:

“In this competitive landscape, our ongoing ambition is to partner with visionary filmmakers who have true authorship and a voice that is unmistakable. Phil and Chris speak to the culture and have...
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