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I was perusing Dark Horizons for movie news, and I found an article about Jack Black talking about one of his upcoming movies, Year One:
"[It] is a biblical comedy, it is about the old testament. I'm just a dude wondering through biblical times. I'm not a famous character that you would have heard of before. Me and Michael Cera are just sort of wondering through and you get to see all these old stories from the Torah told through agnostic eyes."

Black says the strike won't have an impact - "It was written before the strike, we're just plowing ahead. There won't be any re-writes as long as we're in the middle of the strike. We are sticking with the script that we had when we started, no matter what." Harold Ramis directs the picture.
It seems like Michael Cera is in a bunch of movies now, and this also made me wonder what else Jack Black is working on. Apparently Year One also has McLovin', Vinnie Jones (of Lock Stock, Snatch, X-Men fame), and a bunch of other talent, as described in this IMDb comment:
JB and Cera meet the director of some of the greatest comedies of all time (Animal House and Caddyshack) who also wrote it w/ some Office writers, produced by Mr. Judd "Moneymaker" Apatow with Mclovin tagging along!
Sounds like it's got pretty incredible potential.


But that movie's not coming out until summer of next year. JB's got four movies coming out before that (listed here from soonest to latest release date):
  • Feb. 22, 2008 - The first movie, Be Kind Rewind (trailer), sounds a bit absurd. It's got Jack Black and Mos Def, with the premise: "A man (Black) whose brain becomes magnetized unintentionally destroys every tape in his friend's video store. In order to satisfy the store's most loyal renter, an aging woman with signs of dementia, the two men set out to remake the lost films, which include Back to the Future, The Lion King, and Robocop." However, it does have the writer/director of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Michel Gondry, so who knows!


  • Jun. 6, 2008 - A Dreamworks' animated film, Kung Fu Panda (teaser trailer) with the usual Dreamworks big-name cast: Jackie Chan, Dustin Hoffman, Lucy Liu, Angelina Jolie, Seth Rogen, David Cross, Michael Clarke Duncan, and more.


  • Jul. 11, 2008 - A Ben Stiller-directed film, Tropic Thunder with the synopsis "Through a series of freak occurrences, a group of actors shooting a big-budget war movie are forced to become the soldiers they are portraying." And another crazy cast list: Ben Stiller, Bill Hader (cop in Superbad), Robert Downey Jr., and in unnamed roles (possibly cameos) there's Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Matthew McConaughey, and Tobey Maguire.


  • TBA 2008 - The last movie is another comedy, Ye Olde Times about rival Renaissance Faires. This time the cast is crazy in that there's a lot of unexpected names in here: John C. Reilly, Will Arnett, Tim Robbins, Matthew Lillard, David Arquette, and Orlando Jones.



Of course some of these may get the same cold reception as Nacho Libre (except the Dreamworks one, since Dreamworks = instant success)

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