Twentieth Century Fox is turning classic literary on us! First, the news that they're saving "The Chronicles of Narnia" franchise by agreeing to make the third film, "Voyage of the Dawn Treader."
Now, the studio is making a reimagining of the classic Jonathan Swift novel, "Gulliver's Travels" starring Jack Black.
All together now...HUH?
Jack Black in "Gulliver's Travels?" Why, and what role is he playing?
According to Variety:
Black was set late last year to play Lemuel Gulliver, a travel writer who takes an assignment to the Bermuda Triangle and washes up on the island of Lilliput, where he's a giant among the tiny population.
Emily Blunt ("The Devil Wears Prada") is in talks to play a Lilliputian princess, while Jason Segel ("Forgetting Sarah Marshall") may play Horatio, Gulliver's best friend from Lilliput who helps rescue Gulliver.
Oh yeah, and incidentally, it's official! Blunt had been offered the role of Black Widow in "Iron Man 2."
She'll play the Russian superspy named Natasha Romanoff and her alter-ego, Black Widow.
The biggest problem the actress is facing right now is trying to fit both films in her very busy schedule!
Meanwhile, the super-sweet Jason Segel is reteaming with his "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" director Nicholas Stoller who co-wrote "Gulliver's Travels" with Joe Stillman.
Hhhmmmmm, I'm seeing this very clearly now. They're turning "Gulliver" into a quasi-comedy involving a giant and his little peeps. That may be funny, specially with this pedigree!
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