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Will Ferrell to star in "Land of the Lost" film


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#1 of 46 Malcolm R

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Posted April 24 2005 - 06:35 AM

Will Ferrell (Bewitched) will star in a feature-film remake of the 1970s TV show Land of the Lost for Universal, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Universal acquired the feature rights from Sid and Marty Krofft, executive producers of the original NBC series, who will produce the feature for the studio, the trade paper reported.

Adam McKay, a former Saturday Night Live writer who directed Ferrell in Anchorman, is attached to direct, with Chris Henchy and Dennis McNicholas signing on to adapt the screenplay, the trade paper reported.

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#2 of 46 Shawn_KE

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Posted April 24 2005 - 07:15 AM

Does Land of the Lost really need to be made into a movie? Are they going to let the creators take drugs like the original show Posted Image

I like Ferrell in original stuff like Old School and Elf.

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Posted April 24 2005 - 10:46 AM

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Does Land of the Lost really need to be made into a movie?


Did Bewitched? Did Fat Albert? Did Scooby Doo? And to think, Hollywood execs get paid millions to come up with ideas like this.

#4 of 46 WillG

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Posted April 24 2005 - 11:10 AM

Funny, I was watching "Land of the Lost" on DVD the other day and wondered why it hadn't been made into a movie yet.

Also funny how Will Ferrell played Marshall Willenholly in "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back"
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Posted April 24 2005 - 03:50 PM

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#6 of 46 Ivan Lindenfeld

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Posted April 25 2005 - 06:16 AM

The camp and cheese factor is what made LOTL and HR Pufnstuff and all of the Sid and Marty Krofft shows so great.

Just say "Sleestack" to a coworker that is the same age. Guarantee grin.


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My point is that the camp and cheese factor cannot be replicated with today's production values.

Think about how SIMPLE LOTL was. They had what, one set with four corners, the cave corner, the forest corner, the "outside the cave" corner, and the "underground in the Sleestacks lair" corner, that they rotated the camera around!?!

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Posted April 25 2005 - 06:52 AM

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#8 of 46 Julian Lalor

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Posted April 25 2005 - 10:42 AM

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Of course, the upside is The Fugitive, Maverick, and Mission: Impossible.


The Fugitive I'll give you, but the other two were pretty ordinary (and Mission: Impossible had an only passing association with the TV series). Land of the Lost, however, is fodder for camp. And Hollywood isn't nearly as clever as it used to be when it comes to comedy.

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Posted April 26 2005 - 04:30 AM

Why make a campy remake of a show that is the pinnacle of camp (though, it was high drama to me as a kid)? This is a concept that would work well done seriously. To make it high-concept, it would be Jurassic Park meets Lost.

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Posted April 26 2005 - 06:05 AM

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Why make a campy remake of a show that is the pinnacle of camp (though, it was high drama to me as a kid)? This is a concept that would work well done seriously. To make it high-concept, it would be Jurassic Park meets Lost.


Yea, kinda like the Six Million Dollar Man movie that Jim Carey is linked to. SMDM would make a kick ass serious action movie, but nooooo, we are going to get a campy komody with lots of che che che che che che jokes.

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Posted April 26 2005 - 04:04 PM

I think a land of the lost movie would be cool, but finding out they're taking a comedy angle totally turns me off. Will Ferrell is funny, but Land of the Lost should be a fun family action film, not a vehicle for a comedian. Perhaps something more like what the Lost in Space movie was trying to be.

#12 of 46 Travis W.

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Posted April 27 2005 - 09:49 AM

Will Ferrell is getting on my nerves anymore. The Bewitched trailer is one of the worst I have seen and Ferrell's character just comes off as irritating. I liked him in Anchorman but that's about it.

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Posted April 29 2005 - 02:19 AM

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#14 of 46 JohnS

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Posted May 27 2008 - 04:57 AM

Land of the Lost is currently filming.

Will Farrell will be Forrest Ranger Rick Marshall
and him and his two kids find the land of the lost in a secret area of the forrest.

Anna Friel who plays Chuck in Pushing Daisies will be in it as well.

Unless they have changed their minds.
The effects are going to be cheesy and bad CGI.
to imitate the old TV show.
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#15 of 46 Malcolm R

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Posted May 27 2008 - 05:19 AM

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Unless they have changed their minds.
The effects are going to be cheesy and bad CGI.
to imitate the old TV show.
That's a mistake, given how modern movie audiences nitpick every single flaw in FX these days.

Sounds like they're going for a farce in the mode of "Epic Movie" or "Meet the Spartans."
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Posted May 27 2008 - 05:32 AM

It appears they won't be going the cheesy route. Here's an article with an image of the movie's sleestaks from a few months ago.

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Posted May 27 2008 - 01:04 PM

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A serious attempt at this would rock. And launch a franchise as well.
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Posted July 17 2008 - 08:59 PM

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Posted July 18 2008 - 12:39 AM

This might actually be the first Farrell film I see in the cinema. Could be kind of fun. Typically I avoid his flicks...not to mention avoiding project that mess around with my beloved childhood favs, but this looks different.

Not sure about cheesy VS noncheesy. I'm thinking they should have goofed around with the original style of the shows since it would add laughs. We'll see....
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Posted July 18 2008 - 11:55 AM

lets hope Will doesnt combine Ron Bugandy, Ricky Bobby, and Jackie Moon.


Oh wait those are all the same characters.



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