Will Ferrell on "Land of the Lost"
Will Ferell’s name has been attached to a movie remake of the cult classic ’70s TV show “Land of the Lost” for a couple of years. But Universal has finally given it the green light, with production slated to start next month.
The Saturday morning TV series ran from 1974-77 and centered on a park ranger and his two kids who get thrown back in time to a land where dinosaurs, monkey-people and evil reptilian creatures called Sleestaks roamed. The show was produced by bizarro puppetmasters Sid and Marty Krofft, who also worked on such surrealistic shows as H.R. Pufnstuf, The Banana Splits Adventure Hour and The Brady Bunch Hour.
At a recent press conference for “Semi-Pro,” Ferrell talked about “Land of the Lost,” with his co-stars chiming in:
Will Ferrell: You know, everything is going to be kind of ramped up a little bit. The kitsch of the physical production of the TV show was kind of thrown out the window. The dinosaurs and everything are going to look very realistic, or as realistic as we think dinosaurs should look. But even like the Sleestaks and things like that, they are all going to be real creatures as opposed to in the show where you saw a guy with a costume and a zipper running up his back, you know.
Woody Harrelson: So, you will have the zipper or you won’t have the zipper?
Will Ferrell: You will not be able to see the zipper.
Woody Harrelson: CGI it?
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