School Of Rock getting TV remake for Nickelodeon

News Rob Leane
5 Aug 2014 - 07:49

A Jack Black-free take on School Of Rock will be hitting small screens in the near future…

You’re not hardcore, unless you live hardcore. But is the legend of the TV remake way hardcore? Only time will tell.

Ahem. Anyway, there’s a new version of School Of Rock on the way, destined for the small screen and ordered by Nickelodeon (owned by Paramount, who made the original film).

On executive production duties are cinematic School Of Rock producer Scott Rudin and Richard Linklater, who directed the original (and currently has the astounding Boyhood in cinemas). This will hopefully ensure that the new version, which won’t star Jack Black, will at least have some quality control from the team behind the much-loved film.

Despite Black’s absence, his character Dewey is still the protagonist. We've no idea yet who will be stepping into his shoes, though.

Tangentially, does anyone else remember Rock School? This was a kind-of reality TV version of School Of Rock which saw KISS’ Gene Simmons imparting rock wisdom onto Suffolk school-kids? Ah, memories.

More on the new School Of Rock as we hear it...


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