Jolly Black giant in "Gulliver's Travels"

Wed Nov 5, 2008 11:34pm EST
 
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By Leslie Simmons and Borys Kit

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Jack Black will star in Fox's re-imagining of the classic tale "Gulliver's Travels."

The film centers on free-spirited travel writer Lemuel Gulliver (Black) on assignment in Bermuda who suddenly finds himself a giant among the tiny inhabitants of the hidden island of Lilliput. Rob Letterman ("Shark Tale") will direct.

Principal photography begins in March, but no location has yet been picked.

Black next will be seen in the Judd Apatow-produced "The Year One" for Columbia in June, while Letterman directs "Monsters vs. Aliens," due in March from DreamWorks Animation.

NBC screened a "Gulliver's Travels" miniseries in 1996, with Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen heading the cast.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

 
<p>Cast member Jack Black attends the premiere of "Tropic Thunder" at the Mann's Village theatre in Westwood, California August 11, 2008. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni</p>