Jack Black’s Cryptozoology Movie?

Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 5th, 2009

The following news leak sounds like an animated film. But the actor-producer has been down this path before.

Coming Soon is shouting the headlines “Jack Black Studies Cryptozoology.” The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Jack Black is developing a Jason Micallef pitch about cryptozoology for Universal-based Illumination Entertainment. No plot details have been released. Along with Illumination’s Chris Meledandri and Electric Dynamite partner Ben Cooley, actor Black will produce, although the rumor is Black will not voice-star at this point.

Actually, Jack Black does not need to “study” cryptozoology. He seems to be rather aware of the topic. Sasquatch has appeared in one of his previous movies, and his rock group Tenacious D performs songs involving Sasquatch.

I was once approached by one of his producers about doing an interview on Bigfoot to be included on a deluxe DVD for the Jack Black film, Tenacious D In The Pick Of Destiny (2006), but that fell through when Black decided to go in another direction.

Black knows cryptozoology, within his frame of reference.

Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.

8 Responses to “Jack Black’s Cryptozoology Movie?”

  1. coelacanth1938 responds:

    I wonder if he caught the Crypto bug doing King Kong, which admittedly is the greatest cryptozoology movie of all time?

  2. cryptidsrus responds:

    Personally don’t care for Jack Black, but if his movie advances awareness in the public of the discipline of Cryptozoology, that is great with me. Hopefully if the movie is made it will not be played EXCLUSIVELY “just for laughs.”
    A little education there, please, no matter how subtle.

  3. springheeledjack responds:

    I don’t know if Jack Black is the proper Flagship of cryptozoology, and I seriously doubt any movie he does on that topic will raise the social awareness…

    On the other hand, what are ya gonna do?

  4. korollocke responds:

    You want an educational Jack Black? Check out his Yo Gabba Gabba episode, thats as educational as you’ll ever get from him.

  5. Rogutaan responds:

    I personally don’t care for Jack Black either, but he was actually pretty darn good in King Kong. Its like when he does comedy I can’t stand him, but when he’s in a serious role I actually like the guy.

  6. kentmcmanigal responds:

    I liked him in King Kong.

  7. Berix responds:

    “I wonder if he caught the Crypto bug doing King Kong, which admittedly is the greatest cryptozoology movie of all time?”

    I don’t think he’d want to catch the Crypto bug… 🙂

  8. korollocke responds:

    I did some digging it’s an animated project being said to be in the same vein as kung fu panda, oh joy… It might have a cereal tie in though, who among us wouldn’t some crypto cereal(just imagine what the free inside prizes could be!) to chow on while watching Monster Quest?

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