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Old 04-23-05, 11:04 AM
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Marshall Wilenholly on a routine expedition...

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr..._id=1000893841


Ferrell going back in time for Uni's 'Lost'

Will Ferrell is attached to star in the comedy feature "Land of the Lost," based on the classic television series of the same name. Universal acquired the feature rights from Sid and Marty Krofft, executive producers of the original television series, who will produce the feature for the studio. Jimmy Miller and Julie Wixson-Darmody also will produce via the Mosaic Media Group banner. Adam McKay is attached to direct, with Chris Henchy and Dennis McNicholas signing on to adapt the screenplay. Universal president of production Donna Langley will oversee the project for the studio. The original "Land of the Lost" series revolved around forest ranger Rick Marshall and his children, Will and Holly, who are caught in a time vortex while exploring the Colorado River on a raft and transported to a mysterious world. The feature film will be an update of the series, which ran from 1973-1977 on NBC and is due out on DVD this month.

If they play this campy.. it should be fun trying to see Ferrell communicate with Chaka!

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Yeah, could be good.
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After Jay & Silent Bob, this is his second time playing a character named Marshall Wilenholly. Weird.
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Originally Posted by majorjoe23
After Jay & Silent Bob, this is his second time playing a character named Marshall Wilenholly. Weird.
Well, no. This time he will simply be playing Marshall (last name unknown). Will & Holly will be played by other people.
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Plus, the name Marshall Wilenholly was a direct reference to Land of the Lost. That was the joke.
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They should base it off the remake show where they drove around the "Land of the Lost" in a magic Jeep that never ran out of fuel.
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Originally Posted by FinkPish
Plus, the name Marshall Wilenholly was a direct reference to Land of the Lost. That was the joke.
That I am well aware of.

I had forgotten that it was a combination of names, though.
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Originally Posted by TheMadMonk
Well, no. This time he will simply be playing Marshall (last name unknown). Will & Holly will be played by other people.
Marshall was the family's LAST name. The dad's first name was Rick.
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RAPING MY CHILDHOOD!

Okay, that's out of the way. I think this could be pretty good. They've gotta keep the Sleestaks. As long as they move a little faster than the glacial ones from the original. Maybe add a few more humans in the expedition

Also, and this is a must, they have to have the theme song with the AAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!
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Damn. Was I the only one stumbling into this thread expecting a spin-off movie from Kevin Smith? I think it could work.
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Originally Posted by TheMadMonk
Well, no. This time he will simply be playing Marshall (last name unknown).
What part of this sentence in the original post did you not understand?

The original "Land of the Lost" series revolved around forest ranger Rick Marshall and his children
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Ranger Rick?
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Future or past for Rodriguez?
By Borys Kit
May 9, 2007

"Grindhouse" might have taken a drubbing at the boxoffice, but director Robert Rodriguez is very much in demand. He is in talks to direct a live-action feature version of futuristic 1960s cartoon "The Jetsons" for Warner Bros. Pictures, being produced by Denise Di Novi and Donald De Line.

At the same time, the helmer has met with Will Ferrell and Universal execs for helming duties on "Land of the Lost," based on the 1970s Sid and Marty Krofft fantasy TV series to which Ferrell is attached to star.

While no offers have been made, sources say "Jetsons" has the edge because its script, whose latest draft is by Adam Goldberg ("Fanboys"), is further along. One possible hurdle the studios will have to contend with is Rodriguez and the DGA.

Rodriguez left the guild in March 2004 when it refused his request to share the director's credit with Frank Miller on "Sin City."

Rodriguez could direct a studio movie if he declared himself under "financial core" status with the DGA, paying partial dues but remaining a nonmember.

The whole production would be done under the DGA auspices, with a DGA supervisor on the set. For Endeavor-repped Rodriguez, who is less concerned about such matters, the question is whether he wants to do a space movie or a dinosaur movie
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Man, when is Rodriguez going to make the Madman movie?
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Universal OK's 'Land of the Lost'
Will Ferrell comedy to cost $100 million
By DIANE GARRETT, MICHAEL FLEMING

Universal is pushing the button on "Land of the Lost" for a March start. Decision to greenlight the Will Ferrell project surprised observers, who are aware that U had a rough ride with its $160 million comedy "Evan Almighty." Studio sources suggest the budget of "Land of the Lost," described as an event comedy, was recalibrated from $125 million to $100 million in order to earn its start date.

Brad Silberling will helm the bigscreen adaptation of Sid & Marty Krofft's children's skein of the same name. Jimmy Miller is producing along with the Kroffts; Julie Wixson-Darmody and Daniel Lupi exec produce.

Decision to move ahead effectively removes Ferrell from availability for other pre-strike projects on the cusp, such as "Himelfarb" for Warner Bros. The comedian has been attached to "Land of the Lost" for several years. Miller reps Ferrell and the Kroffts, who have long tried to get a bigscreen adaptation of their show made.

Adaptation by Chris Henchy and Dennis McNicholas revolves around a disgraced paleontologist, his assistant and a macho tour guide who find themselves in a strange world inhabited by dinosaurs, monkey people and reptilian Sleestaks.

Donna Langley spearheaded the effort to obtain rights from the Kroffts, who also produced and created smallscreen skeins such as "H.R. Pufnstuf," "Lidsville" and "Donny and Marie."
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That part of my childhood that hadn't been raped by Hollywood yet?

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GONE!
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Big budget comedy. Great idea. Ask the producers of Evan Almighty.
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So no kids?
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As campy as the original show was, it had great writing by DC Fontana and others and at it's best presented some thought provoking science fiction concepts for a SatAm TV show. I'd rather seem them explore that aspect of the series, not the camp. The show was NOT a comedy when it aired. The potential there is to mine it for a great science fiction franchise, not the next freaking "Starsky and Hutch."

Crap. So much for hoping for a decent remake of that series.
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Land of the Lost was VERY well written with some solid Science Fiction concepts - it should have been made as a serious movie in the mid 90's during the Jurassic Park phenomenon.

As a comedy it's probably going to end up as another Starsky and Hutch - crap. The only thing "campy" about the original series was its low budget, and even then the special effects and sets were far better than anything else done for kids shows.

To me this just shows how much the people in Hollywood just don't, "Get it."

Remaking Get Smart as a comedy - makes sense, good idea. Remaking Land of the Lost as a comedy - makes little sense and is a bad idea.
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Remaking Get Smart as a comedy - makes sense, good idea. Remaking Land of the Lost as a comedy - makes little sense and is a bad idea.
Yes, this is Universal's worst idea since the big-screen remake of Magnum, PI.
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Originally Posted by FinkPish
Plus, the name Marshall Wilenholly was a direct reference to Land of the Lost. That was the joke.

The things I find out!
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Will Ferrell & Anna Friel to star in Land of the Lost

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Anna-...Lost-7706.html

Anna Friel Jumps On For Land Of The Lost
By Rafe Telsch: 2008-02-04 20:50:16


We’re not sure if she’s Holly, but Will Ferrell’s Land of the Lost movie has a female lead. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Anna Friel has been cast to play opposite Ferrell as the female lead in the adaptation, which will serve as a comedy based on the concept of the 1970s children’s show of the same name.



Friel received a Golden Globe earlier this year for her performance in Pushing Daisies. Previously she played Hermia in the 1999 version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Stanley Tucci and Kevin Kline, and she’s been a constant staple of the Goal! movies, including the upcoming Goal! III.

Filming starts next month on Land of the Lost which features Ferrell as a disgraced paleontologist who finds his way to a strange prehistoric world. Along with lovers Friel and Ferrell will be Danny McBride who was announced as part of the movie last month.
I really loved this show during it's initial run.

Chris
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Cool. Hopefully it's an energetic, sometimes sentimental family movie with a neat story. And some cool fx (whether they be new, or an old school homage with some claymation or something).

Hopefully NOT 'retro funny'. Like 'haha look at how self-aware and silly we can make this old show look'.

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