Gulliver’s Travels Has a Tiny Trailer & Set Pics

Published 5 years ago by , Updated August 11th, 2013 at 4:18 am,

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There is nothing better than a great classic novel. Great Expectations, A Christmas Carol, The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Three Musketeers and Gulliver’s Travels – all great pieces of classic literature that have been adapted into feature length films, some more than once.  To some extent, all have enjoyed various degrees of success and critical acclaim.

Coming later this year is Gulliver’s Travels, the latest attempt to bring the nearly 250 year-old adventure novel by Irish writer Jonathan Swift. The Jack Black vehicle brings the titular character of Lemuel Gulliver into the 21st century by making him a mail worker at a news publication. When the new guy he hires becomes his boss, Gulliver quickly lies about being an inspiring travel writer to both keep his job and impress the publication’s editor, Amanda Peet.

Gulliver’s adventures get underway when he accepts an assignment to interview a guy about the Bermuda Triangle, but things get out of his control on the rough open seas and he is tossed overboard. When he awakes, he finds himself tied up by dozens of tiny people (who hasn’t had that happen – I’m never going to Mardi Gras again) , stranded in the remote country of Lilliputia. Enjoy the trailer below:

We also have a few pictures for you to look at thanks to Teaser Trailer, and I can only imagine how hard it was for the Lilliputian actors to constantly be looking up at someone who wasn’t there. It couldn’t have been any easier for Jack Black, who had to film the majority of the movie by himself. I guess now he has a better appreciation for the solo acting work of Tom Hanks in Cast Away and Bruce Campbell in Evil Dead II.


I like the fact that the writers Joe Stillman (Shrek) and Nicholas Stoller (Get Him to the Greek) kept the main character’s name Lemuel Gulliver and didn’t make it modern by changing to Lemmy or something lame like that. There is a reason this story has been a classic for so long – people like it the way it is. Bringing it into the modern age is not a bad touch, because it allows Black to be slightly zanier than if the film were a period piece.

The original novel followed Gulliver on 4 separate adventures to Lilliputia, Brobdingnag, Laputa, Balnibarbi, Luggnagg, Glubbdubdrib, Japan, and Houyhnhnms. If this film does well, as I suspect it will, then we could see at least 2 more sequels in the coming years. Despite being a novel of scathing social satire and allegory, Gulliver’s Travels is just as often regarded as a great family-friendly adventure, and should make a great family-friendly adventure movie.

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Gulliver’s Travels is directed by Rob Letterman (Monsters vs Aliens) and stars Jack Black, Emily Blunt, Jason Segel, Amanda Peet, Billy Connolly and Catherine Tate.

Have you read the Gulliver’s Travels novel before and how do you think it will translate using the comedy antics of Jack Black?

Gulliver’s Travels take him to theaters everywhere this holiday season December 22nd, 2010.

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  1. this looks absolutely horrible. i think id rather watch Evan Almighty than this

  2. Oh My God i always loved Guillivers Travels,, this looks looks goo,, I cant wait,, its brave to do, Jack black he’s mad but he he is good crack. I must say being born and reared in Dublin i am so proud of our irish writers and how we are still inspiring Hollywood to this day. Its worth pointing out that i use to pass the place where Dean Johnathon Swift use to live and work and write. If you are every in Dublin you can go into the very place where he wrote Gullivers Travels, its called Marshes Library its situated beside St Pathricks Cathederal, which is a beautiful Church. Its very close to real Dublin you can check it out on the net it is a must to go an see. This is where real Dublin people come from. In the heart of the Liberties, you wont get any better than that and thats where Dean Jonthan came from. He done allot for the treatment and care of those with mental problems, He was a great man for his time God bless Him. so if you ever come to Dublin which I am sure all you Americans do and God bless you all come up to see ol Dean Johnathons swifts place and get to see the people who live not far from his place you will see and get a very strong sense of irish charictor. All my dads family are from this part of Dublin i am delighted to see Ol Deans Swifts classic in brought into the 21st century , it be different but how an ever thats the way things go sometimes i suppose take care Slan… keep up the good work screen rant you do a great job getting all the movie info

  3. I like Jack Black but this looks like complete crap.

  4. FAIL!

  5. Yeah Im definitely skipping this!

  6. Hmm… wonder how they will upgrade Swift’s social commentary and satire to better resonate with the audiences of today?

    Ha! Who are we kidding? This is just an excuse to see Jack Black piss on a tiny castle.

  7. I have to say i wish they could have kept the period of this film intact, they should have kept it in the times it was written. I think sometimes updated stuff can be really crap, you know what they should have done with this film if they wanted to update it why dident they just come to Dublin and base the Gulliver living here in Dublin, Ireland, in victorian times I think that would have been a perfect. But i suppose its to late now tho hopefully this film will come across I am looking forward to seeing how it looks it could be a superize to us I hope. please God I hope that the people in Marshes library in Dublin where Dean Swift wrote Gulivers travels,, I hope that these people who look after Dean Swifts place are happy with this version.

  8. Jack Black blarghhhhhhhh…… he used to amuse me, but ever since School of Rock I can’t stand him. I normally watch allot of films from different genres, but I will not be watching this. When will the world wake up to the trashy comedy acting that is Mr Jack Black.

  9. Hell no.

    I have a script for Gulliver’s Travels!!! I am offended by this. I will be submitting my script to the WGA and offering it to Disney. I am making a reboot of this reboot because my version takes place in the 17th century, it actually expands on the imagination of the author Jonathan Swift, rather than copying and pasting the 1996 film the way this low budget peace of crap has done in a completely unimaginative way. My version is both a satire on human nature and a parody of the travelers tales, it will use a never before seen medium that is not CGI, stop motion, live capture, or cartoon, but it will be better, richer, and clearer than anything you are probably imagining. Better than this peace of horse crap.

    • hi, i was wondering if you can tell me where i can find the script of Gulliver’s travels? thank you!

    • I’m expounding on my thought a little…Starry Dave Chapelle and special guest star Snoop Dogg!