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Jack Black gets animated with movie project

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Actor Jack Black arrives for the premiere of 'Year One' in New York June 15, 2009. REUTERS/Stephen Chernin
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By Borys Kit

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Jack Black, who provided the lead voice in DreamWorks Animation's' "Kung Fu Panda," is once again heading into the land of animation.

The actor will produce a feature film based on a pitch by writer Jason Micallef that centers on cryptozoology. The project has been preemptively picked up by Universal-based Illumination Entertainment.

Details of the pitch are being kept under lock and key, though it is known to involve cryptozoology, which is the study of mythic and legendary creatures such as Bigfoot, the Yeti and the Loch Ness Monster.

Black is not yet signed on to star in the voice cast.

He is reprising his "Panda" character of Po for the sequel, "The Kaboom of Doom," which is now in production.

Micallef wrote the Black List script "Butter," which is set up at Mandate Pictures with Jennifer Garner attached to star.

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