Hipster director Robert Rodriguez (Grindhouse, Sin City) is reportedly in talks to direct the upcoming remake of the trippy Sid and Marty Krofft live action/stop motion animation kid’s show, Land of the Lost.
For those of you too young (or with TV palates too sophisticated) to recall, the show ran from 1974-1977 and featured a family of three whose "routine expedition" went awry and landed them back in dinosaur time. Marshall, Will, and Holly, like most TV castaways, basically just tried to find ways to get back home while eluding the local dangers–in this case, dinosaurs and "Sleestak" (bipedal lizard-y looking things that moved pretty slowly and inexplicably hissed a lot).
Rodriguez’s attachment to the film has not been finalized, but Will Ferrell (Blades of Glory, Talladega Nights) is reportedly set to play dad Rick Marshall. Rumored to be cast are Jack Black (Nacho Libre, School of Rock) as son Will and Kirsten Dunst (Spider Man, Marie Antoinette) as daughter Holly. With Ferrell and (possibly) Black aboard, the remake clearly won’t be the moody dramafest that was the original show. Imagine Anchorman meets Jurassic Park.
Ok, I’m in.