Word on the street, or at least from the always entertaining cast of characters over at Ain’t It Cool News, is that Tenacious D will be featured in a film that will start shooting as soon as Jack Black can untussle himself from Peter Jackson’s (and King Kong’s) hairy grip.
Tenacious D can only be described as the greatest band in the history of the world. At least that’s what Jack Black (of High Fidelity and Saving Silverman and School of Rock fame) and fellow acoustic-heavy metal superstar Kyle Gass would tell you, at any rate. The thing is though: it’s true.
The fact that “the D” is also the funniest band in the history of the world should only make you come running even faster. When Jack Black (JB or Jables to some) was asked about the criticism his band sometimes takes for being a mock-rock entity, he replied:
“Listen, Beethoven didn’t get any good reviews when he started. Do you think he cried into his soup? No, he went and wrote another masterpiece.”
If you want to get seriously tenacious about the D, beg, borrow, or steal Tenacious D – The Complete Masterworks. It showcases a supremely inspired mixture of comedy and surprisingly rock-solid musicianship and kick-ass rock-itude through a combination of concert scenes (many from a run-down open mike night in LA) and skits that help to set up the twisted paradigm and sublime force of nature that is Tenacious D.
I don’t think there’s much doubt (nay! any doubt) that a Tenacious D movie will be the greatest film this (or any) world has ever seen.