Andrew Lloyd Webber plans to turn Jack Black’s ‘School Of Rock’ into stage musical

The 'Cats' composer has acquired the stage rights to the cult 2003 comedy film

Andrew Lloyd Webber has revealed that he is planning to turn School Of Rock into a stage musical.

Released in 2003, the cult comedy film starred Jack Black as a struggling rock singer pretending to be a supply teacher at a prep school. The film’s soundtrack featured music by rock legends Led Zeppelin, The Who, AC/DC, The Clash and Stevie Nicks.

Now Cats composer Lloyd Webber has acquired the stage rights to the film – and could write new songs for the musical version. He revealed during an interview with CBC Radio: “Another thing that I’ve just got the rights to that I am very excited about – there may be songs for me in it, but it’s obviously got songs in it as it stands – is that movie School Of Rock.”

Continuing, Lloyd Webber described the project as a “musical about kids playing the guitar” but said nothing about where and when he intends to premiere the School Of Rock musical, or whether he wants Jack Black to reprise his role.

Back in 2008, Paramount Pictures announced plans to make School Of Rock 2, a sequel reuniting the original team of Black, director Richard Linklater and screenwriter Mike White. However, progress soon stalled and Black confirmed last year (2012) that “it wasn’t meant to be”.