Tenacious D announce ‘Pick of Destiny’ sequel
It’s been more than ten years since the original comedy was released.
Dressed like Jimmy Buffet and pumping up the crowd between songs, actor and musician Jack Black got a roar from his fans during Atlanta’s Shaky Knees Music Festival. Out of nowhere, Black revealed that a sequel to his 2006 rock comedy The Pick of Destiny is on its way. And if you don’t want to wait for it, you won’t have to wait much longer.
“Anyone see our movie? It came out like a long time ago,” Black said to the crowd. “Part two is coming out in October.”
Jack Black and Kyle Gass, best known as the comedy rock duo Tenacious D, have been making novelty songs about heavy metal, the golden child and their own genitals since the early 90s. Jack Black became a huge Hollywood star in the early 2000s after a string of hits like Shallow Hal, Orange County and, biggest of all, School of Rock.
When Black became famous, it only made sense that his comedy rock duo would be close behind. Early luminaries like Spike Jonze and Liam Lynch directed the music videos for songs ‘Tribute’ and ‘Wonderboy.’ The 2006 film The Pick of Destiny picked up the band’s mythos, seeking out rock dominance through heaven and hell with cameos from comedians and rock stars including Dave Grohl, Ronnie James Dio, Ben Stiller, Meatloaf and Neil Hamburger.
The band could scale the charts and battle the devil, but Tenacious D didn’t exactly slay the box office. The Pick of Destiny only made half its budget back at the box office, though returns on home media suggested there was a cult audience to back it up. While October doesn’t seem too far away, Black added that: “I don’t know where you’ll be able to see it.” Suggesting that it probably won’t be getting a theater release, but it’s a seller’s market for streaming platforms.