Jack Black Set for Gulliver’s Travels


20th Century Fox is moving forward with a big screen adaptation of Gulliver’s Travels, with Jack Black taking on the title role as his next project, says Variety.

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

The 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 director Nicholas Stoller and Joe Stillman (Shrek) wrote the screenplay.

Shooting will start in March.

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