Jack Black Returns to Paramount’s ‘School of Rock 2’

Richard Linklater is set to direct the rockin’ sequel.

Paramount Pictures has set Jack Black to reprise his role as rock star wannabe/substitute teacher Dewey Finn for a School of Rock sequel. Richard Linklater will direct again, and Scott Rudin is returning as producer.

According to Variety, original School of Rock writer Mike White is returning to write the new screenplay, titled School of Rock 2, which picks up with Finn leading a group of summer school students on a cross-country field trip that delves into the history of rock 'n' roll and explores the roots of blues, rap, country and other genres.

No production date has been set.

The School of Rock 2: America Rocks is in development .

Sources: Variety

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    although i 'vote no for the sequel', it is not because i didn't think the first was 'laugh out loud funny' like "jremyd" but rather, because i enjoyed the first so much and don't want my memory of it smeared by a sh*te sequel

    oh well, i'll be sure to see it anyway

    7 years agoby @pinget-69Flag

  2. Shadow Of The Day


    7 years agoby @asifFlag

  3. cnote


    7 years agoby @cnoteFlag

  4. St. Bitches

    Now that we discussed everything but about this movie... Let's turn back to it.. While the first one was funny, but like radimus said, it wasn't exactly laugh out loud. So I Vote No for The seaquel. Like it matters anyway. Hollywood still does what it wants to and very rarely listens to the FanBoy... Hey its their money... But I say NO! Anyone else?

    7 years agoby @jremydFlag

  5. cnote

    Agreed jremyd.... it's a tough curse to have! I do think Stiller is funny..oh well ;-)

    7 years agoby @cnoteFlag

  6. Nyfresh

    jremyd i totally agree with u, i love Seth Rogen and his whole crew they just funny all of them, and Carells pretty funny but my opinion this still something missin with him, and about funny, Ben stiller is pretty funny i like most of his movies

    7 years agoby @leo16Flag

  7. Radimus-83

    well cell, he does read the scripts. so if it's anybodies fault that he's in some sh*t movies, it's his own.

    but i do agree bout this, don't really think we need a sequel. the first one wasn't exsactly LAUGH OUT LOUD.

    7 years agoby @radimus-83Flag

  8. CelluloidDreams

    "School of Rock 2"...Hmmm Ok...I don't think we need a sequel...but I guess it all comes down to money!

    Jim Carrey & Eddie Murphy use to be funny! Seth Rogan is funny. Steve Carell is funny (I never have watched his TV show, only films)..but I think Steve Carell just gets handed lousy scripts.

    7 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  9. St. Bitches

    Well cnote. I think you just proved a point... if they are not funny then who is? Seems to be no funny guys out there anymore. Guess no one wants to have the Jim Carrey curse.

    7 years agoby @jremydFlag

  10. MikeChaos

    i think if JB has something to say with the jokes and what not and its NOT rated PG, it should be worth a watch atleast...

    7 years agoby @mikechaosFlag

  11. cnote

    Steve Carell..is not funny!!! Thart last piece of sh*t movie he was in was pathetic!!!
    Jonah Hill, is not that funny either, he's just a Fat, foul-mouthed Napoleon Dynoamite

    7 years agoby @cnoteFlag

  12. Phatlightning

    I wanted to kill myself after watching just HALF of the Holiday.. that movie had to have been 3 hours long or better

    7 years agoby @sxers2k1Flag

  13. St. Bitches

    cnote... New funny guys are Steve Carell (almost played out but still funny), Seth Rogen and his whole crew, Jonah Hill... just off the top of my head and my opinion.... anyone else.

    7 years agoby @jremydFlag

  14. cnote

    This guy, is not funny anymore..... The question is...who is???

    7 years agoby @cnoteFlag

  15. Nyfresh

    and yeah Bean i would watch this movie just for Jack Black i mean if this movie is gonna b like part one i would def watch it, hes a pretty funny guy

    7 years agoby @leo16Flag

  16. Nyfresh

    The Holiday LOL...damn that movie did suck

    7 years agoby @leo16Flag

  17. St. Bitches

    Maybe its just me but all the Jack Black Bashing is making me hate him now!

    7 years agoby @jremydFlag

  18. St. Bitches

    Oh My God! Bean Your Right!... The Holiday Sucked Big time! Was Jack Black Gay or what in that movie?!

    7 years agoby @jremydFlag

  19. Reverend Green

    I as well will take up arms with comic book guy and Jremy D against the forces who represent eddie murphy. Yes its true Eddie Murphy USED to be good, he USED to be funny, he USED TO HAVE F*CKING TALENT. But his brother Charlie Murphy needs to kick the sh*t outta him because he's the only one out of the broheme that is worth watching now. And as for Jack Black, he's a funny guy, but seriously Jremy d is right, the only f*cking reason people are going to watch this is because Black is in it. He's had his fair share of good/funny movies but he's also had his fair share of pieces of sh*t. . . Does "The Holiday" ring a bell to any of you?

    7 years agoby @beanFlag

  20. Nyfresh

    i actually saw the first part for the first time last week and i loved it, it was pretty cool, so i would def see a sequel

    7 years agoby @leo16Flag

  21. Nyfresh

    this is cool

    7 years agoby @leo16Flag

  22. St. Bitches

    Just to clarify... Jack Black is not as played out as Eddie Murphy. However I could see it going that way. Hollywood seems to be over using him and he does contribute to that over usage by accepting a lot of unneeded roles. Am I supposed to be all warm and happy because Jack Black is in the movie? Why? I do like him in some movies and I can't wait till Tropic Thunder comes out, but I don't think there is any need to making a School of Rock 2.

    7 years agoby @jremydFlag

  23. Phatlightning

    "No production date has been set."

    good. Let's keep it that way.

    7 years agoby @sxers2k1Flag

  24. ed_wood

    Jack Black is great, but one School of Rock was enough. No need for a sequel.

    7 years agoby @ed-woodFlag

  25. Vamp

    Bah to the lot of ya!

    7 years agoby @vampire2000Flag

  26. dahopas

    I would be inlcined to agree with comic book guy and jremyd about black, except he has done some not so box office friendly movies also. Like tenacious d and the pick of destiny (a great movie imo). Black is funny, and does a pretty good job picking movies.

    7 years agoby @dahopasFlag

  27. St. Bitches

    Eddie Murphy is not awesome... He WAS awesome... Just look at "Meet Dave". Opened at #7 this weekend with only 5.3 mil. So sad when your movie's opening weekend gets beat out by two other movies that have been out for 3 weeks and two others that have been open for 2 weeks. Anyways... Comic book guy is right!

    7 years agoby @jremydFlag

  28. Vamp

    HEY, Eddie Murphy is awesome.

    7 years agoby @vampire2000Flag

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