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Jack Black -- from 'Kung Fu Panda' to the Loch Ness Monster?

Black recently scored big in the world of animation with his turn voicing the title role in 'Kung Fu Panda,' and now Variety reports he'll return to 'toons with a new animated film pitch. The untitled project takes place in the world of cryptozoology, which deals with the search for such creatures of lore as the Loch Ness Monster, the Jersey Devil and Bigfoot. Jack Black -- from 'Kung Fu Panda' to the Loch Ness Monster?

Black recently scored big in the world of animation with his turn voicing the title role in 'Kung Fu Panda,' and now Variety reports he'll return to 'toons with a new animated film pitch. The untitled project takes place in the world of cryptozoology, which deals with the search for such creatures of lore as the Loch Ness Monster, the Jersey Devil and Bigfoot.

The script was written by Jason Micallef, with Black producing with his Electric Dynamite partner Benjamin Cooley for Illumination Entertainment, the family-based unit of Universal Pictures. As of right now, Black will only be producing and will not be providing a voice for one of the characters.

Jack Black is certainly no stranger to hunting down larger-than-life creatures, having captured a giant ape in Peter Jackson's 'King Kong' in 2005. Previous animated adventures include voice work in both 'Shark Tale' and the first 'Ice Age' movie. Black is also set to reprise his role in the sequel 'Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom.'