I know that we have been bombarding you with all kinds of rumors and speculation about a possible Anchoman sequel, but don’t let that divert your attention away from an equally exciting Will Ferrell project, the currently in production Land of the Lost adaptation. In Lost, which is directed by City of Angels helmer Brad Silberling, Ferrell plays Park Ranger Rick Marshall, who inadvertently ends up taking his two kids back in time to a mysterious land populated by dinosaurs, odd creatures and the dangerous Sleestak.
This afternoon, the web was graced with a few shots of Mr. Ferrell himself hanging out with some Elephants on set:
I will admit right now that “Land of the Lost” was one of my favorite television diversions growing up, and Will Ferrell is a really solid choice to usher this old school favorite onto the big screen. My hope is that they keep it light and fun. Think, a family oriented version of Jurassic Park. Universal Pictures is behind this whole thing, and Michael Lantieri, who has had success with Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, will supervise the special effects. It will be interesting to see how they use a mix of practical effects (puppets, full-scale creatures, etc.) compared with doing everything with CG. My vote is for a healthy mix of both.
Land of the Lost is scheduled to hit theaters on July 17, 2009. We will keep you updated as more info becomes available.