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Are You Ready to (School of) Rock (Again)?


Well, Jack Black is.
Paramount is announcing today that they will move forward on a sequel to School of Rock, the 2003 comedy in which Jack Black played a substitute teacher who teaches a bunch of fifth graders how to properly rock 'n' roll.

OK, actually, it kinda sounds. . . really cute.
I'm not often excited about sequels, but this one might turn out to be pretty adorable. Variety describes the plot:

[T]itled School of Rock 2: America Rocks, [the movie] picks up with Finn leading a group of summer school students on a cross-country field trip that delves into the history of rock 'n' roll and explores the roots of blues, rap, country and other genres.

I'd really like to take that trip myself, actually.
It's definitely a cute enough premise, and screenwriter Mike White is back on board, which is good. I generally like his projects (The Good Girl, Year of the Dog, Orange County). And in all honesty, I think the students' little U.S. music tour might actually teach us some stuff.

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bluebeet bluebeet 8 years
Magical.
alethia037 alethia037 8 years
I'd see it... I liked the first so much more than I thought I would!
MintGreenTea MintGreenTea 8 years
This is awesome. I really liked the first movie, so I will definitely see this one.
L0neLyHeArT L0neLyHeArT 8 years
School of Rock was really boring for me, so I will not be anticipating the sequel.
peachy-thing11 peachy-thing11 8 years
i really like the first one but usually sequels aren't as good, but i hope Jack Black will bring his comic flair and make it a hit !
Kelliegrl Kelliegrl 8 years
Liked the first one; not really interested in a second.
northofantastic northofantastic 8 years
Totally interested in this! I love the first one. :)
Audrey1974 Audrey1974 8 years
Jack Black + Kids + Rock n Roll = FUN!!!
Allyace Allyace 8 years
I'm always worried when they announce any sequel, let alone one made years after the original (ahem, Godfather 3 and Star Wars...I'm looking at you). That being said the first was fun, so hopefully this one will be too.
Tech Tech 8 years
As long as Mike White is involved, I'm there.
Navs Navs 8 years
I hope it's just as good as the first one
millarci millarci 8 years
I loved the School of Rock but like most sequels I'm a little skeptical.
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