Will Ferrell and Danny McBride Starring in Land of the Lost Remake
To be honest, I'm not at all familiar with the classic TV series Land of the Lost. I think it has something to do with the fact that I wasn't even born when it first aired in 1974. But all those other old folks who are familiar with the show have been buzzing about it since Universal decided to remake it into a feature film. Both Will Ferrell and Hot Rod actor Danny McBride are currently set to star as Rick and Will (respectively) under the direction of Brad Silberling (Casper, 10 Items or Less). Not much more is known, but those two casting choices are more than enough to get me excited.
For those unfamiliar with the TV series, it was an NBC show about the adventures of a family of three who get trapped in an eclectic alien world. It was actually a children's show with a more serious and dark tone that featured everything from dinosaurs, to chimpanzee-like cavemen called Pakuni, to aggressive, humanoid creatures called Sleestak. This feature film version is going to be a spoof rather than a direct update, which sounds like the right way to go.
In a recent interview with IGN, Danny McBride mentioned that he had toured the "massive sets" for the film, which makes it sound as if there is quite a big budget. The film's plot is described as a spoof revolving around "a disgraced paleontologist, his assistant and a macho tour guide who find themselves in a strange world inhabited by dinosaurs, monkey people and reptilian Sleestaks." This is one of those movies that when you look at the original series and think about remaking it into a hilarious updated spoof with Will Ferrell and Danny McBride, you can't help but laugh and smile.