Kevin and Dan Hageman, the fraternal screenwriting duo who created the original story for Warner Bros.’ The LEGO Movie, have been tapped to rewrite upcoming DreamWorks Animation sequel The Croods 2, according to Deadline.
The Hagemans’ recent credits also include collaborating with acclaimed director Guillermo del Toro on the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark film and Netflix original animated series Trollhunters — also from DreamWorks Animation and arriving in December. Their animation credits also include servicing as writers and exec producers on Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu and writing for WB’s upcoming Ninjago movie (Sept. 22, 2017), and co-writing Genndy Tartakovsky’s Hotel Transylvania for Sony.
The Croods 2 was recently pushed back by DWA’s current distribution partner, 20th Century Fox, to an undetermined 2018 date. This moves the sequel to the 2013 flick (which earned $587.2 million at the worldwide box office) out of the scope of Fox’s deal with DWA, putting it in new owner NBCUniversal’s hands.
Croods directors Kirk DeMicco and Chris Sanders are returning to the helm for this outing, which will see Leslie Mann and Kat Dennings join the voice cast.