Nicole Sperling
November 05, 2008 AT 12:00 PM EST

Jack Black is gonna be huge! And, no, we don’t mean his career. Hot off Tropic Thunder, Black is gearing up to star in a contemporary spin on the Jonathan Swift classic Gulliver’s Travels for 20th Century Fox. Black will play Lemuel Gulliver, a free-spirited travel writer who, while on assignment in the Bermuda Triangle, gets washed ashore on the undiscovered island of Lilliput, where he finds himself a giant among a population of tiny people. Animation director Rob Letterman (Shark Tale) will helm his first live-action project, working from a script by Nicholas Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and Joe Stillman (Shrek). John Davis and Black’s company Electric Dynamite will produce. Filming begins in March.

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