Jack Black and Will Ferrell appear to be combining talents. The two comic performers are at the heart of a New Line comedy called Tag that just got picked up after a high-flying bidding war. This is a project based on a Wall Street Journal article called Tag Brothers that followed former classmates from a prep school that play tag once a year. The catch? They are now in their forties.
No director has signed on just yet but the script will come from Mark Steilen, a second unit director on The Three Stooges and Hall Pass. Steilen is yet to write the film which indicates this is far away from becoming a reality. Nonetheless, we are entertained by yet another Black-Ferrell movie, the first being the original Anchorman via a Jack Black cameo as the motorcyclist who punted Ron Burgundy’s dog Baxter of a bridge.
On that end, Will Ferrell has only one starring vehicle coming to theaters anytime soon. He is currently filming the long-gestating sequel to Anchorman subtitled The Legend Continues which should play large during the holidays. Jack Black on the other hand is on the down low despite breaking out big last year in serious fare via Bernie. This should be a good project to supplement his continued voice-over efforts in DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda series. The franchise’s third installment is due out in 2015.