School of Rock 2?

14 Jul

We hope this is true. The first “School of Rock” was very well done and perfect for Black’s manic energy and Belushi-like physical comedy. It was one of those rare live action movies that was entertaining for adults yet appropriate for kids in the 9-13 age group. Long live Dewey Finn!” 

According to Variety, Jack Black will return for another session as School of Rock’s struggling maestro and questionable authority figure, Dewey Finn. This time Finn will be leading a group of summer school students on a cross-country quest to find the roots of rock n’ roll in “School of Rock 2: America Rocks.” Think “Summer School” meets “The Pick of Destiny.” Writer/comedian Mike White is on board for the follow-up to his 2003 comedy and Richard Linklater will be back in the director’s chair. No word on the return of the sickeningly precocious child rock prodigies, but we do know that that the script made Mike White cry. Meanwhile Black stars in “Tropic Thunder,” invading theaters August 2008. 

For those of you who missed the first flick, here is a trailer from back in 2004:

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