Though taking some time from its sequel rumor to be made official, "The School of Rock" sequel finally gets a green light to move on. To be called "School of Rock 2: America Rocks", the second film has been picked up once again by Paramount Pictures.
With Paramount backing up the dramedy project, it is further reported that the follow-up is most likely to have its original film team back. Attached to the planned movie were Jack Black, who is expected to reprise his role as rock star wannabe/substitute teacher Dewey Finn, and director Richard Linklater. It will be produced once again by renowned filmmaker Scott Rudin.
Scripted once again by Mike White, "America Rocks" will follow Finn once again as he leads a group of summer school students on a cross-country field trip which will be filled with a deeper understanding of the history of rock 'n' roll and exploration on the roots of blues, rap, country and other musical genres. The original "School of Rock" has received rave critical reviews upon its release in 2003 and has collected $131.3 million worldwide.