While we’re all checking out Will Ferrell’s latest acts of undying shamelessness in Semi-Pro (left), Ferrell’s latest project begins filming today: the long-planned movie adaptation of the 1970s Sid and Marty Krofft TV show Land of the Lost. Yeah, sleestacks, monkey dwarves, bad science, the whole thing.
Ferrell plays paleontologist Rick Marshall, mistakenly whisked away with a hot assistant and over-confident tour guide (instead of his kids) to a confusing land of dinosaurs and other creatures… well, okay, a Land of the Lost. Universal is considering the big budget July 2009 release their “event comedy” for the summer.
For your flashback fun (or reference, if you’re too young to remember),
here are the original Marshalls
And those wretched Sleestacks. Spooky.
CAST: Ferrell as the shamed scientist and… well, that’s about it for big names. Also listed are Anna Friel (ABC’s Pushing Daisies) and Saturday Night Live writer/actor Jorma Taccone.
DIRECTOR: Two solid names had been attached to this one: Anchorman‘s Adam McKay and Robert Rodriguez (off to do The Jetsons instead). The job landed with Brad Silberling, director of Moonlight Mile, Lemony Snicket and the recent indie 10 Items or Less.
WRITERS: Entourage writer/producer Chris Henchy and The Ladies Man writer Dennis McNicholas
LOBBY OPINION: This ain’t no Bewitched. We’ll be there, if only to see how Silberling plans to update those supercool plastic suits.
Hey, does anyone remember how the original Land of the Lost series ended? I recall some copout time/space finale that makes The Terminator timeline sound like the Theory of Relativity.
If you know… tell us about the Land of the Lost series ending.
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