Jack Black is set to step into a classic novel for his next project. According to Variety, Jack Black has signed on to play the lead for Gulliver's Travels.

The film will be a modernized take on Jonathan Swift's classic 1726 novel and will feature Black as Lemuel Gulliver, a travel writer on assignment at the Bermuda Triangle who discovers the secret island of Lilliput and its tiny inhabitants.

The film was written by Forgetting Sarah Marshall director Nicholas Stoller and Shrek co-writer Joe Stillman, for Rob Letterman (Shark Tale) to direct.

Principal photography is set to begin in March, with locations still being scouted.