Land of the Lost gets Ferrell and $100 millon Budget

Land of the Lost was a TV show from 1974 that saw a brief remake in the early 90s. Most people don’t recall the original, and the remake for kids was pretty bad too.

I was surprised that anyone else had even heard of it, or even remembered that it existed let alone wanting to make a movie out of it! But when I found out that Will Ferrell was attached I could only roll my eyes. Then I saw the budget and nearly spit milk out my nose.

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Universal Studios is committing $100 MILLION to a comedy based on the old, cheesy Sid & Marty Krofft Saturday morning kid’s show Land of the Lost.

Now, don’t get me wrong – I like Will Ferrell. I am just tired of him. And to put him into this movie means that its just going to be silly scenes of Ferrell running away from CGI dinos and other monsters.

I recall my mom thought this show was pretty clever and I was about 2 at the time, so it became a part of our daily routine. Obviously the show shared a great deal of syndication in the 70s since I recall seeing this show when I was in elementary school. But I haven’t made any effort to watch it or dig up episodes since then, so it couldn’t have been THAT good.

So now Hollywood is resorting to remakes of shows you forgot about. On one hand this can be a good thing, as it means it can expose you to something that is totally new to you so it wont feel like such a remake. Maybe they will find a show idea that had a REALLY good concept and remake that.

On the other hand. Maybe it just sucked to begin with, so remaking it just breaks the rules and adding a big name and giant budget to it is just insulting.

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