Jack Black says he's ready for Rock Academy 2

Jack Black says he's ready for Rock Academy 2

20 years later, he would like to play this music teacher again, if his screenwriter Mike White (The White Lotus) is on board.

“I can die peacefully, I have my School of Rock.”

Jack Black has never hidden his particular attachment to Rock AcademyA “coming of age movie” family and musical, which conquered the planet in the fall of 2003. A little more than 20 years later, the actor is taking advantage of the theatrical release of Kung Fu Panda 4an animated saga for which he once again dubs the hero, Po, to reaffirm all the affection he has for this work by Richard Linklater (Boyhood) and his role as Dewey Finn, a crazy music teacher who will turn his schoolchildren's lives upside down by introducing them to rock.

“I wish there was a Rock Academy 2Yes, he confides to JOE. I'm ready. We could call it School of Rock 2 Electric Boogaloo ?” This last mention is a little joke in reference to the film Breakin', released in 1984. This musical project recounting Ice-T's first steps in rap was entitled to a number 2, but from its year of release, entitled Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo.

Also worn by Mike White, Joan Cusack, Adam Pascal, Lucas Papaelias, Chris Stack, Sarah Silverman and Miranda CosgroveRock Academy is a success.

“There is something euphoric in this comedy that defies explanation, wrote First at its output. Takeoff is immediate, and we climb very quickly to an altitude which is constantly maintained at a level that can be described as stratospheric if we consider the usual comic standard.”

Jack Black goes on to say that if a #2 were to see the light of day, he would still like it to be written by Mike White, who played Ned Schneeby in the original. But who is currently very busy with the production of his series The White Lotus : “You know that Mike wrote the first film? He's a genius. He should come back for the sequel, but he's taken by The White Lotus Right now. It's the best show on television today, in fact.”

School of Rock has inspired a TV series (broadcast on Nickelodeon from 2016 to 2018) and a Broadway show (2015), but has not yet had a sequel. To the great surprise of its director!

“This film is constantly being rediscovered thanks to the musical which is touring all over the world, explained Linklater in First, in 2018. A new generation has jumped on it. Rock always works well with children. They recognize themselves in the message of liberation and rebellion associated with the guitar riffs. It's almost crazy that we didn't do a second one. The studio, with its mercenary breath, slammed us against a wall and said: 'Sequel or TV series?' But no one came up with the right idea. We dried up… I didn't want one of those automatic sequels which consist of giving yourself a victory lap simply because you can afford it. Finally they made the TV series.”

Will Jack Black, Richard Linklater and Mike White team up again soon for Rock Academy 2 ? Fingers and toes crossed, but not electric guitar strings!

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