The Book of Life director Jorge Gutierrez has come aboard a LEGO production according to The Hollywood Reporter. The new movie in the LEGO series has the working title of The Billion Brick Race and was originally under the development of Jason Segel and Drew Pearce, based on idea Pearce had. Since a logline hasn't been released for the production yet we don't know much about the film, except that it was announced back in March of 2015.
Gutierrez is best known for his work on the Golden Globe nominated film The Book of Life (2014), a fantastic blend of story and visuals that made it one of the most unique movies we've seen in recent years. It did well enough that it will be receiving a sequel, so it's safe to say that Gutierrez knows his way around an animated feature. Considering most of the characters in The Book of Life look like wooden dolls, a LEGO project seems to fit in with his sensibilities perfectly.
The LEGO movies have become the secret cash cow for Warner Bros after the The LEGO Movie became an unexpected smash hit that dominated the box office for weeks when it was released in February 2014. It went on to be nominated for an Oscar and make back its $60 million budget estimated budget (before marketing) within its first weekend. Warner Bros took the idea and ran with it, releasing The LEGO Batman movie earlier this year. While LEGO Batman movie didn't do as well as The LEGO Movie it was still critically praised and well received by fans.
Warner Bros and LEGO have two more movies in the LEGO universe on the way including The Lego Ninjago Movie on September 22nd and The LEGO Movie Sequel on February 8, 2019. There is currently no released date for The Billion Brick Race