'School Of Rock' TV Remake In The Works
Nickleodeon and Paramount Pictures are teaming up to make a live-action TV remake of the hit 2003 film "School of Rock."
The show will center on Dewey Finn (played by Jack Black in the film), a guitarist who is kicked out of his rock band and becomes a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. He winds up passing his love of rock 'n' roll onto his students, who learn to play music and run with it.
Russell Hicks, President, Content and Development, Nickelodeon, said in a press release: "School of Rock is one of those great movies that always felt quintessentially Nickelodeon in its tone and humor."
Added Amy Powell, President of Paramount Television: "School of Rock will be an irresistibly fun show for the whole family."
Production on the 13-episode series is slated to begin this fall, and casting will be announced at a later date.
Back in 2012, Black talked about his wish for a sequel. He told the New York Post, "I wish (a sequel would happen). I tried really hard to get all the pieces together. I wouldn't want to do it without the original writer and director, and we never all got together and saw eye-to-eye on what the script would be. It was not meant to be, unfortunately. But never say never."