School of Rock is one of those movies that you can just throw in the ol’ DVD player at any given time, whether you’re alone or with friends, and be pretty much guaranteed that a good time will be had by all. Screenwriter Mike White wrote it specifically for his buddy Jack Black, and you definitely get the impression that Black didn’t have to do much “acting” in the movie since his character is so perfectly matched to his personality.
Anyway, word on the street is that a second School of Rock movie may be happening in the near future. Jack Black recently had this to say: “IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d really like to do it, the last one was great. We are seriously thinking about it, thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s already a script. In a few weeks we have to decide if we go through with the project or not.” No word on if Mike White wrote the script, although I’m hoping he did… without him it probably wouldn’t feel the same. (Apparently White also recently wrote the screenplay for Edgar Wright’s Them… I didn’t know that.) Also no word on if Richard Linklater would return to direct, although something tells me he’s probably busy with any number of other projects right now. Either way I’m totally game for this… hopefully we’ll hear more about it in the near future.