If you’ve been hanging out for a sequel to Tenacious D’s feature-length film debut, The Pick Of Destiny, there’s good news in the pipeline, with Jack Black announcing over the weekend that a sequel is due out within a matter of months.
The duo of Kyle Gass and Jack Black performed at the Shaky Knees Festival in Atlanta, Georgia on Sunday, where they played alongside other huge acts including Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The National, and Vance Joy. While their set contained a number of their best-known hits, it was a comment from frontman Jack Black that had the crowd talking.
As myAJC reports, just a couple of days out from the sixth anniversary of their last album, Jack Black took a brief moment out of their set to announce that a sequel to their 2006 film The Pick Of Destiny is set to be released in October.
“I don’t know where you’ll be able to see it, but we have decided that it’s happening and it’s coming out,” Black said.
Tenacious D’s The Pick Of Destiny was released back in November of 2006 to mixed reviews, earning only $13.9 million back from its reported $20 million budget. Despite this, the film went on to become a cult success, with many praising the soundtrack album for its creativity, and Dave Grohl for his cameo appearance as the Devil.
As it stands, Tenacious D are reportedly on track to also release a new album this year, tentatively titled Post-Apocalypto. In interviews, Jack Black has referred to the new project as a “rock opera”.
“We’re working on a rock opera,” he revealed to Conan O’Brien in December. “It’s a post-apocalyptic musical comedy, and the idea is that you know, you’ve got Pink Floyd The Wall, and you’ve got Tommy [by] The Who, and those are the only true rock operas in existence.”
“You hear rock opera all the time. There’s only two rock operas. Ours is gonna go right there, somewhere in there, and all of the other ‘supposed rock operas’ can suck it! ‘Cause they suck.”
While the group’s second album, The Pick Of Destiny, also served the soundtrack to the film, there’s no word yet as to whether their upcoming album will also be treated as the soundtrack to their new film, nor has any info surfaced as to whether or not Dave Grohl has taken over drumming duties for this album as well.
While no further information has been revealed about the new film yet, it looks like we might just need to wait until October to see what happens.