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Ferrell's Land a go

10.10.2007

Will Ferrell Will Ferrell's been attached to LAND OF THE LOST, the big screen adaptation of the children's TV series of the same name, for a long time, but a skyrocketing budget kept Universal from moving forward with it. However, with the Apocalyptic Strike of Doom imminent, Universal has managed to whittle the original 125 million budget to a still kinda high 100 million and put it on the fast track. Ferrell will still topline the project with LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS helmer Brad Siberling on board to direct. Coming from a script by Chris Henchy and Dennis McNicholas, the story centers on a disgraced Paleontologist who along with his assistant and a tour guide find themselves in a strange pre-historic land ripe for hilarity and hijinks. Unfortunately for Ferrell, this makes him unavailable for other pre-strike projects so let's hope this one fares better than EVAN ALMIGHTY.

Extra Tidbit: The original "Land of the Lost" TV series ran from 1974 to 1976.
Source: Variety

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8:47PM on 10/11/2007
They say the strike will rise from the dead and wash us of our sins...
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1:49PM on 10/11/2007

I think he should play

I think that they should cast his as Sleestak #6... this movie is more than likely a bad, bad idea and it might do Will best to play a small, non headlining role in which he'd be unidentifyable.
I think that they should cast his as Sleestak #6... this movie is more than likely a bad, bad idea and it might do Will best to play a small, non headlining role in which he'd be unidentifyable.
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11:04PM on 10/10/2007
Unless they had more than one incarnation of this show, didn't he originally show up with his kids, and weren't their names combined to create his character in the infamous movie whose poster can be seen behind him?

Anyway, kudos to the studio for cutting the budget down. I doubt it'll be a big enough hit to warrant all that money (although that's about half what some other infamous flops cost still).
Unless they had more than one incarnation of this show, didn't he originally show up with his kids, and weren't their names combined to create his character in the infamous movie whose poster can be seen behind him?

Anyway, kudos to the studio for cutting the budget down. I doubt it'll be a big enough hit to warrant all that money (although that's about half what some other infamous flops cost still).
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