The script for the long-awaited Tenacious D feature film, “Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny,” is about halfway complete. Shooting will hopefully begin by the end of the year for the film, which Lynch says “follows the stages the D had to go through, as well as one of their first character-building quests, to help prepare them to be the greatest band in the world.” Lynch says initial script ideas pitched from writers outside the D camp were “funny,” but failed to capture the comedy rock duo’s hard-luck essence. “Part of what is funny about the D is them being the underdogs and thinking they’re awesome, but you’re in the reality of what they actually are,” he says.
Music will naturally be a major part of the film, the soundtrack for which may double as the follow-up to Tenacious D’s 2001 self-titled Epic debut. “As we’re writing, we’re recording all these little crumbs of song ideas,” Lynch says. “There are obviously several musical scenes and some that are almost like a musical or a video. There are other scenes of them in their apartment working on a tune.”