Jack Black Going on a Gulliver Travel

November 6, 2008


Jack Black has signed on to act hammy in a new Fox adaptation of Gulliver's Travels. From Variety:

Twentieth Century Fox is moving forward with a bigscreen adaptation of "Gulliver's Travels," with Jack Black taking on the title role as his next project.

Rob Letterman ("Shark Tale") has signed on to direct the contemporary reimagining of the classic Jonathan Swift tale.

Story centers on 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.

"Forgetting Sarah Marshall" helmer Nicholas Stoller and Joe Stillman ("Shrek") penned the screenplay.

When are we going to stop remaking stories we've already told to perfection? Because if Ted Danson in a 1996 NBC miniseries isn't right, I don't know what is. No improvements can be made. I defy you to not shout "Emmy!" when T-Dan asks this horse if it's a horse:

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