Jack Black teases School Of Rock 20th anniversary reunion

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Jack Black has teased a reunion for the 20th anniversary of School Of Rock – although it’s not yet clear what form it will take.

School Of Rock remains of the most delightful films of the 2000s. It saw indie filmmaker Richard Linklater, better known for the wonderful Before films, make the jump to big studio filmmaking, bringing Mike White’s sparkling script to the screen in much-loved fashion. Written around the talents of Jack Black, with whom White previously worked on Orange County, the film is a joyous celebration of rock music. With a brilliantly neurotic turn from Joan Cusack and a cast of children who actually play their instruments, the popularity of the film has only grown over the years.

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Black teased a reunion for the twentieth anniversary. Though he didn’t specify details, he said that “all those kids – dig this – they were 10 years old when we made that movie and now they’re all, like, 30. We’re gonna get together and have a 20-year anniversary. We like to jam. I’m looking forward to seeing all of the grownups from School Of Rock”.

This implies that it may be a live gig. The cast were last seen together for the tenth anniversary in 2013, where they played songs from the film, video of which can be seen here

In 2021, Kevin Clark, who played drummer Freddy Jones, very sadly died in a road collision.

The film was also turned into a very successful stage musical in 2013, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and a book by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes. Three years later, a television series based on the film premiered on Nickelodeon, which ran for two seasons.

Black, White and Linklater have occasionally discussed the possibility of a sequel, with a 2008 report claiming the plot would see Black’s Dewey Finn lead a group of kids across America on a road trip to delve into the history of rock’n’roll. Nothing came of it, and no further news has surfaced about a sequel being worked on.

Whether the reunion takes the form of as gig or a television special, we’ll keep you updated as we hear more.

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