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McBride vs. Sleestaks

01.16.2008
Will Ferrell is preparing to head over the raging rapids and into the LAND OF THE LOST, but who's making the trip with him?

How about up-and-comer Danny McBride? According to Filmforce, McBride will play "Will" in the spoof of the cheesy Sid & Marty Kroft TV show from the 70s. I assume this Will is significantly different from the original cult fave -- that character was the teenage son of ranger Marshall, but McBride isn't even a decade younger than Ferrell, so they've obviously made major changes to the characters for the remake. McBride was recently seen as a bright spot in the otherwise painful HOT ROD, and has upcoming parts in PINEAPPLE EXPRESS and TROPIC THUNDER.

The (unintentionally) campy original series followed a family of adventurers trapped in a world filled with dinosaurs, cavemen and reptilian humanoids. The new version comes from director Brad Silberling, who also did the underappreciated LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS, so the flick should at least have an interesting appearance. Let's hope Ferrell can also find the funny.
Extra Tidbit: LAND OF THE LOST was already resurrected in the 90s as a new series with a different family caught in the bizarre prehistoric realm.
Source: Filmforce

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12:46AM on 01/17/2008
Simple, different demographic. Oh, right, and a different director. Interestingly enough, a lot of Transformers fans don't sound too thrilled with the way things turned out.
Simple, different demographic. Oh, right, and a different director. Interestingly enough, a lot of Transformers fans don't sound too thrilled with the way things turned out.
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11:05PM on 01/16/2008

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I'm HATING what they're doing to "Land of the Lost."

Sure, it was a cheap, kids' series...but it was also a surprisingly intelligent, cheap, kids' series (like how the Sleestak, for example, devolved from a technologically advanced race into a bunch of primitive, superstitious nitwits) that was written by the likes of Larry Niven.

If Hollywood can respect a cartoon that was a glorified commercial for a pre-existing line of toys ("Transformers") then why can't they also respect "Land of

I'm HATING what they're doing to "Land of the Lost."

Sure, it was a cheap, kids' series...but it was also a surprisingly intelligent, cheap, kids' series (like how the Sleestak, for example, devolved from a technologically advanced race into a bunch of primitive, superstitious nitwits) that was written by the likes of Larry Niven.

If Hollywood can respect a cartoon that was a glorified commercial for a pre-existing line of toys ("Transformers") then why can't they also respect "Land of the Lost"?
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