Jack Black's Larger Than Life Role in 'Gulliver's Travels'

November 06, 2008 07:23:44 GMT

The 20th Century Fox is moving forward with their latest project, in which they re-imagine Jonathan Swift's classic tale, 'Gulliver's Travels'.

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Shedding off his panda image from hit "Kung Fu Panda", Jack Black has taken a giant role in "Gulliver's Travels". The 39-year-old comedian is joining the 20th Century Fox's effort on bringing Jonathan Swift's classic tale into life by starring as the titular character Lemuel Gulliver in the studio's adaptation project.

As Gulliver, Black will portray a free-spirited travel writer who gets an assignment that sends him to the Bermuda Triangle. Somewhere along his journey, he suddenly finds himself stranded on the hidden island of Lilliput, making him a giant among the industrious, yet tiny, inhabitants. Still, before Black is seen in this movie, he will star as Zed in the June 2009 release comedy "Year One".

Black aside, also aboard the project are "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" helmer Nicholas Stoller and "Shrek" co-writer Joe Stillman. Principal photography has been scheduled to be kicked off sometime in March 2009 although no exact location has been picked yet. It will be produced by John Davis and Ben Cooley.


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posted by Apple King on Apr 29, 2010
Jack Black Rocks!
posted by Julie on Apr 29, 2010
I read an article on how much fun it was to act like giants! I think it is a big role for Jack Black so it is larger than life!
posted by Dave on Apr 29, 2010
really? hmmmm..larger than life?
posted by Scarelett on Apr 29, 2010
Jack Black as a giant would be pretty funny!

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