Visual development

Gulliver's travels

Doing some work on Gulliver’s Travel, the Jonathan Swift novel, which is both a satire and parody of travel writing of his time period. The film follows the general outline but it’s more a contemporary re–imagining (and dumbing down) of the classic tale where Jack Black stars as Gulliver, a big–talking mailroom clerk who, after he’s mistakenly assigned a travel piece on the Bermuda Triangle, suddenly finds himself a giant among men when he washes ashore on the hidden island of Lilliput. At first enslaved by the diminutive and industrious Liliputians, and later declared their hero, Gulliver comes to learn that it’s how big you are on the inside that counts. The cast includes Jack Black, Emily Blunt, Jason Segel, Amanda Peet and T.J. Miller. It’s written by Nicholas Stoller and Joe Stillman and directed by Rob Letterman.