Tuesday, December 23, 2008


I am very curious about the upcoming fantasy adventure flick LAND OF THE LOST, based on the trippy 1970's television series from Sid and Marty Kroft. The film has been directed by Brad Silberling (CASPER, MOONLIGHT MILE, CITY OF ANGELS, LEMONY SNICKET), a filmmaker who's work I have mostly enjoyed, and it stars Will Ferrell and Danny McBride, who pretty much ruled the big-screen comedy circuit this year, with hilarious, scene-stealing performances in two of the decade's best comedies, TROPIC THUNDER and PINEAPPLE EXPRESS. I'm betting that LAND OF THE LOST is gonna shoot for a kid-friendly, PG-rating, but that doesn't mean it can't be funny; see ELF as proof of a PG-rated family comedy that was hysterical. The idea of the film centers on Ferrell, McBride, and Anna Friel (of TV's PUSHING DAISIES) as a group of explorers/adventurers who stumble upon a fantastical land inhabited by dinosaurs and strange creatures. There's no trailer yet but one should be getting released soon. The film is currently scheduled to hit theaters on June 5, 2009.

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