As if The LEGO Movie wasn’t funny enough on its own, now the studio had to go and give us a trailer for what may be the greatest television series we’ll never see: “Michelangelo and Lincoln: History Cops.”
Debuting on Yahoo UK, the fake trailer stars hardboiled Rome police detective Michelangelo, and time-hopping CIA agent Abraham Lincoln. The two team up to stop a heist by the House of Medici, all created using LEGO blocks, of course.
The trailer is a great parody of gritty, hardboiled buddy-cop thrillers. This is one of the special features included on The LEGO Movie DVD and Blu-ray, which hits store shelves next week.
For the few people out there who haven’t seen The LEGO Movie yet, it also offers a great hint at the sort of all-ages comedy that made the film this year’s highest-grossing movie, to this point.
Oh, in case you recognize Lincoln’s voice, that’s Saturday Night Live alum Will Forte (who, coincidentally, also played Abe Lincoln in the animated series Clone High).
The LEGO Movie arrives on DVD and Blu-ray on June 17 in various packages, including an “Everything Is Awesome” edition that’s probably, well… awesome.