Jack Black – Exclusive Video Interview – BE KIND REWIND

     January 5, 2008

Opening on February 22nd is the new Michel Gondry movie “Be Kind Rewind.” While I’d normally wait until closer to release to post my interviews, since most of the cast is going to be at Sundance and will be doing a lot of press while there, I wanted to get a jump on it and post them immediately.

Also, I decided to spend most of the time talking about Sundance and each person’s upcoming projects. Needless to say, the interviews would be very dated if I ran them in late February.

Anyway, posted below is my interview with Jack Black. It’s always difficult to talk with someone who’s involved with so many projects, as you only have 4 minutes to ask questions and you’ll never get to cover everything. So as much as I wanted to know what’s up with Tenacious D, that’s just one of the subjects that I couldn’t get to. However, I did manage a few questions on “Year One” and “Tropic Thunder,” two of his upcoming projects. If you didn’t know, “Year One” is a biblical comedy that he’s doing with Michael Cera and Harold Ramis and according to Jack…it’s still moving forward even with the writer’s strike. If you’re a fan of Jack Black…I think you’ll like the interview.

Finally, for those who don’t know what “Be Kind Rewind” is about…. The very short summary is Jack Black unintentionally erases all the tapes in a video store where his best friend works, and they’re forced to re-create and re-film every movie the customers decide to rent. And if you’ve seen any Michel Gondry movie, you know it has a veryinteresting visual look.

Finally, I also posted video interviews with Danny Glover, Melonie Diaz and writer/director Michel Gondry. Just click on the name to watch the interview.

Jack Black

  • I cut the beginning of the interview which had us talking about where we first met and a bit on Edgar Wright… but I left the ending of it…
  • What was it like working with Michel Gondry
  • We talk about the different cameras that were used and was it different as an actor to work with them.
  • Sundance talk.
  • Year One talk – He talks about how it’s a biblical comedy and his character. I also ask if the project has suffered due to the strike. He says it’s still a go.
  • Tropic Thunder talk. The new movie that he just shot in Hawaii.

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