Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny may have flopped at the box office, only grossing $8.2 million in the US, but it’s still held on to something of a core fanbase.
Grown largely out of the film’s home entertainment release, with The Numbers reporting that it made over $10 million in domestic video sales; enough, perhaps, to label it something of a cult hit.
One which sustained an appetite for a sequel all the way into 2018, which now sees Jack Black revealing to fans in the audience of a Tenacious D concert that a follow-up is actually in the works.
Appearing alongside band member Kyle Gass, at the Shaky Knees Music Festival in Atlanta, Georgia this past weekend (via The Atlanta Journal-Constitution), Black told the crowd: “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.”
He didn’t offer any further information on what exactly the sequel might entail plotwise, with the first conjuring a fictional origin story for the band, tracing their journey to find a pick belonging to Satan that allows its users to become rock legends.
However, Black did state that the sequel will be out by October, which suggests the project is deep enough into pre-production to at least cement it as a sure thing. Who will distribute the project, however, is unknown.
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