Tron: Uprising director Charlie Bean is moving up to the big screen, having been hired to direct Warner Bros.’ toy adaptation feature film Ninjago.
Based on the popular Lego toy line, Ninjago has already been adapted for TV as the series Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu. The story follows ninjas and samurais who fight the evil Lord Gagmadon and his armies of snake men and dragons.
In addition to Disney XD’s Tron: Uprising, Bean’s credits including directing Robotboy for Cartoon Network and as layout artist, storyboard artist and writer for the likes of Samurai Jack, Dexter’s Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls and The Ren & Stimpy Show.
Dan and Kevin Hageman are writing the movie, which will be produced by Dan Lin, Roy Lee, and Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord. All are contributing to The Lego Movie, due out Feb. 14, with Miller and Lord directing.