Friday, December 12, 2008

Land of the Lost Movie in June 2009

Do you remember the 1974 TV series Land of the Lost? It was about the adventures of the Marshall family trapped in a pocket universe filled with dinosaurs, curious creatures and much more:

Well Director Brad Silberling is tackling a movie adaptation of the show. The feature film will be a combination of adventure, comedy and science fiction, hence respecting the original source material. But the plot of the movie involves three adults (not a dad and two kids as on TV) : the film is indeed starring Will Ferrell, Anna Friel, Danny McBride and, Jorma Taccone. It is set for a release in early June 2009.

Here below the first official Land of the Lost movie poster:

Here below a first look at Will Ferrell, Anna Friel and Danny McBride in the movie Land of the Lost:
(Click on the picture to enlarge it.)
"Will Ferrell stars as has-been scientist Dr. Rick Marshall, sucked into one and spat back through time. Way back. Now, Marshall has no weapons, few skills and questionable smarts to survive in an alternate universe full of marauding dinosaurs and fantastic creatures from beyond our world - a place of spectacular sights and super-scaled comedy known as the Land of the Lost.

Sucked alongside him for the adventure are crack-smart research assistant Holly (Anna Fariel) and a redneck survivalist (Danny McBride) named Will. Chased by T-Rex and stalked by painfully slow reptiles known as Sleestaks, Marshall, Will and Holly must rely on their only ally - a primate called Chaka (Jorma Taccone) to navigate out of the hybrid dimension. Escape from this routine expedition gone awry and they’re heroes. Get stuck, and they’ll be permanent refugees in the Land of the Lost"

- Will Ferrell as Park Ranger Rick Marshall
- Anna Friel as Holly
- Danny R. McBride as Will Stanton
- Jorma Taccone as Chaka

This Land of the Lost movie could be a breath of fresh air for Will Ferrell’s waning career. I'm still a bit afraid to see comedy taking over sci-fi and adventure. But if there is a fair balance the movie Land of the Lost could be damn entertaining! Let's keep our fingers crossed for Will Ferrell's Land of the Lost!