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Will Ferrell and Danny McBride Starring in Land of the Lost Remake

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January 16, 2008
Source: IGN

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.

Land of the Lost, which should starting filming soon, has a release date of July 17th, 2009 already set.

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  • Justu
    I don't think i ever heard of this television series either, well I'm going to be looking forward to this one, anything with Will Ferrell in it I'm also on board for it. Looking forward to more information on it in the near future.
  • Renee
    I am so excited I used to watch this all time... I'm a little disapointed that it is a spoof...but really, thinking back on what I remember of the show...I guess it wasn't all that serious anyway. Will is always great so, in this new world of every movie being a remake, I'd give it a try.
  • Avelanch
    i remember watching the reruns gowing up, I loved that show. i like the spoof rout they are going too. they would make it too much like a jurassic park type movie if they didn't, and the show was never meant to be jurassic park.
  • Ross
    "all those other old folks?" You make it sound like it was made when Alfred Hitchcock and Rod Serling were around. It hasn't been that long ago....
  • sarah
    im 21 and i remember that show. re-runs of course. it was awesome. cant wait. hope thay dont make it too spoofy. like the horrible "scary movie" series
  • Don
    Leave it to Hollywood to take something that was fascinating and thought-provoking for kids in the 1970s and turn it into something very forgetful. I can only hope that the pre-publicity will spark the new generation to find the old series on DVD and skip the crappy remake.
  • Djoser
    Maybe he should just make a Sid & Marty Croft movie? Throw a little bit of H.R. Puffin Stuff in there, and you've got one bankable flick! Djo
  • mark
    I am extremely disappointed over the spoof route. The ones who will appreciate this movie the most don't remember this show in this way. I was 8 when it came out and sat in front of the television in awe every saturday. I enjoyed the lighter moments but the sleestacks and dinosaurs were extremly cool and intense. I can imagine an extremely cool more serious remake having some light moments but definitely utilizing the sleestacks and dinosaurs to their full scary potential. Mark
  • allie
    People keep forgetting that there was a version made in the early 90's as well.. and it was actually really really cool.. but its even hard to find vids on youtube of it.. oh well.. whoo hoo 😀
  • b
    I remember the show as well, even though I was not born when it debuted. I watched the reruns. Hopefully they bring back Sigmund and the Bugaloos!!!
  • If you're interested in Land of the Lost, please visit my fan site with coverage of both versions of the TV series and the latest news on the upcoming movie. http://personal.linkline.com/enik1138/
  • Big Baby Jesus
    This could be the best remake ever!!!!!
  • Jerry
    All of the shows are up on Hulu right now if you would like to watch the original series. This movie is going to be hillarious spoofing off something like this :)

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