Jack Black on ‘School Of Rock 2’: ‘It wasn’t meant to be’

Actor confirms that plans for a sequel to the cult comedy film are now on hold

Jack Black has admitted that a planned sequel to School Of Rock now looks unlikely.

The cult comedy film stars the Tenacious D frontman as a struggling rock singer pretending to be a supply teacher at a prep school. Released in 2003, it became a surprise hit at the box office and Black earned a Golden Globe nomination for his performance.

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 then seemed to stall.

In an interview with Page Six on Monday (October 1), Black confirmed that the project is now on hold. He admitted: “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.”

However, Black refused to rule out a sequel entirely, adding: “But never say never.” He also revealed that the cast and crew are planning to get together for a 10-year anniversary party in 2013.