Fox has just released the first trailer for Gulliver’s Travels. You can see it in HD over at Apple or watch it embedded below.

Starring Jack Black, directed by Rob Letterman and written by Joe Stillman and Nicholas Stoller, it ‘s obvious from the trailer that this is predominantly a comedy and judging by the trailer this is going to rest heavily on Jack Black.

Black is very popular but also something of an acquired taste so I wonder if this is going to have the huge appeal that Fox are perhaps hoping for. Unsurprisingly, Jack Black will be coming at you in 3D in this 21st century take on Gulliver’s Travels.

Synopsis: In a contemporary re–imagining of the classic tale, 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, home to a population of very tiny people. 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.

Let us know what you think of the trailer and this new attempt to update this 18th century novel.