Gondry and Jack Black Promise to "Rewind"

by | May 2, 2006 | Comments

Director Michel Gondry and professional goofball Jack Black will soon be collaborating on a rather bizarre-sounding high-concept comedy called “Be Kind Rewind,” the plot of which should excite all the movie geeks out there…

Says The Hollywood Reporter: “Jack Black is set to star in Michel Gondry’s eccentric comedy “Be Kind Rewind,” playing a junkyard worker whose brain is magnetized, destroying every tape in his friend’s video store and forcing the pair to remake the lost films. Focus Features International has nabbed international sales rights to the under-$20 million Partizan production, which begins a two-month shoot Sept. 6 in New York.

In the film, Black plays Jerry, a man whose headaches lead him to believe his brain is melting. His brain is magnetized, leading to the unintentional destruction of movies in his friend’s store. In order to keep the store’s one loyal customer, an elderly lady with signs of dementia, the pair re-creates a long line of films including “The Lion King,” “Rush Hour,” “Back to the Future” and “Robocop.” Producer Georges Bermann of Partizan said Gondry, who has partnered with Partizan since 1989, came to him in November with several ideas. “Michel is a super-fast writer,” Bermann said. “He handed in a draft three weeks. Focus was interested the second they heard the pitch and made the deal within a week.”

—-

Well-known for his rather brilliant music videos, Michel Gondry is also the director behind “Human Nature,” “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” “Dave Chappelle’s Block Party,” and the upcoming “The Science of Sleep.”

Tag Cloud

Universal Extras First Look talk show Mindy Kaling Video Games The Arrangement Music technology NBC Nominations cats Dark Horse Comics Disney aliens Food Network VICE Emmys Pirates TV Land Superheroes boxoffice war Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Oscars Red Carpet romance Musical Sci-Fi thriller DirecTV singing competition Masterpiece TNT Bravo Cartoon Network cinemax psycho Cosplay Pop APB OWN FXX Marvel Freeform Lifetime Country CMT 2017 what to watch sports Lionsgate Watching Series Thanksgiving Summer discovery Adult Swim Infographic IFC Trivia RT History transformers Nat Geo cooking Awards ABC Family YA WGN travel biography Schedule dceu 2016 007 sitcom TCA 2017 Drama medical drama 2015 The CW FOX Set visit Podcast BBC Hulu Nickelodeon serial killer Syfy comiccon Netflix science fiction Ghostbusters Opinion Election Comedy LGBTQ Photos based on movie Warner Bros. AMC MSNBC USA Crackle TBS Kids & Family social media BET FX TLC HBO period drama Calendar Amazon Star Trek Interview SundanceTV El Rey Disney Channel President Tomatazos NYCC SDCC Super Bowl ABC crime drama BBC America PBS politics docudrama E! History Martial Arts PaleyFest Winter TV ESPN binge diversity 24 frames harry potter Mystery supernatural VH1 Premiere Dates Mary Tyler Moore Logo Polls and Games American Society of Cinematographers cops Animation Star Wars composers zombie crime Musicals Character Guide vampires Trailer Rom-Com Reality Competition Starz dramedy Fall TV Rock Certified Fresh adventure Winners Sundance GLAAD A&E police drama TCA Action TV Esquire GoT Showtime dc TruTV Horror 21st Century Fox DC Comics political drama ITV Box Office Toys Fantasy Spring TV justice league CBS All Access Countdown MTV Reality X-Men CNN Valentine's Day DC Universe Grammys Sneak Peek TIFF Marathons E3 Paramount CBS Comedy Central Holidays Teen Comic Book Tumblr TCM crime thriller Year in Review Ellie Kemper Western Fox News Rocky historical drama GIFs Best and Worst Biopics 45 Writers Guild of America