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11.11.08 | Jack Black ready for Travels


Written by admin 10:17 | More news on the same topic Jack Black, Gullivers Travels, Rob Letterman
Jack Black is set to take the title role in Twentieth Century Fox's film adaptation of Gulliver's Travels.

Rob Letterman (Shark Tale, 2004) will direct the big-budget flick, a modern-day adaptation of the Jonathan Swift classic.

According to Variety, the story concerns one Lemuel Gulliver, a free-spirited travel writer who, on an assignment to the Bermuda Triangle, suddenly finds himself a giant among men when he washes ashore on the hidden island of Lilliput, home to a population of industrious, yet tiny, people.

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04.10.08 | DreamWorks announces 'Kung Fu Panda' sequel


Written by admin 20:55 | More news on the same topic Kung Fu Panda, animated, Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dreamworks
Kung Fu PandaA sequel to the animated comedy Kung Fu Panda has been given the green light for a June 2011 release.

Jack Black will return to voice the lead character in the follow-up, as will Angelina Jolie, according to Variety.

Black, Jolie and Dustin Hoffman all voice various characters in the original Dreamworks animation, which tells the story of lazy bear Po (Black) and his attempt to control the destiny of the Valley of Peace.

The comedy was one of the surprise hits of the summer, raking in some $626 million worldwide (£353.8 million).

It will be released on DVD on November 9, along with a new companion short, "Secrets of the Furious Five."

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25.07.08 | Jack Black in School of Rock sequel


Written by admin 13:51 | More news on the same topic School of Rock, Jack Black
School of RockThe substitute teacher who made the class into a rock band is back for a sequel. School of Rock 2: America Rocks have received a final draft of the manuscript and Paramount Pictures confirms that the movie has given a green light for production.

Dewey Finn (Jack Black) this time takesa class of pupils on an expedition to explore the history behind rock 'n' roll, blues and most other music genres. But all Jack Black fans will have to wait as the movie premiere is scheduled well into 2010.

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