Unbelievable… $100 Million For A Land Of The Lost Movie

Published 8 years ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 6:27 am,

ferrell sleestack Unbelievable... $100 Million For A Land Of The Lost MovieThe bottom of the barrel for unoriginal movie ideas… could this be it?

Universal Studios is committing $100 MILLION to a comedy based on the old, cheesy Sid & Marty Krofft Saturday morning kid’s show Land of the Lost.

Land of the freaking Lost.

I’m just about speechless. Seriously, what’s left? How much lower can they go for source material for movies? No disrespect to the Kroffts intended, I enjoyed those cheesy Saturday morning shows when I was nine years old. But to base a movie on that show? A hundred million dollars? And turn it into a Will Ferrell comedy? Maybe I should write a spec script for a $100MM Gumby movie (I’d say H.R. Pufnstuf, but I have a feeling that’s already in the works somewhere).

Somebody please tell me this is a prank of some sort. It’s ok, I’ll wait.

No, huh?

Well thanks to AICN, here’s a little YouTube video showing the opening for that TV show during it’s first season:

C’mon Hollywood, give me a job. Put me in place of the guy who watched that and thought it would be a great idea to turn that into an expensive Will Ferrell comedy. You’ll thank me in the end.

You can head over to Ain’t It Cool for more information on the project because I don’t have it in me to write about this in any more detail…

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  1. Oh come on this is no where near the bottom. Don’t forget they could do an I Dream of Jeanie movie or a Gillian’s Island movie. Car 54 Where Are You? Hmmm… What else? Taxi. Flipper. Lassie. Again.

  2. Isn’t someone working on an I Dream of Jeannie TV show? I agree about Gilligan’s Island (Lost?), but I’ll take a Lassie of Flipper movie over one based on a cardboard set Saturday morning cartoon.

    I’m sure there are other examples that just didn’t come to me. Any others come to mind?

    Oh, how about a movie based on “The Banana Splits?” Anyone remember them? :-)


  3. They already made Car 54, Where Are You? with Buster Pointdexter.

  4. la la la, la la la la ……

    yes lets have a banana splits movie as long as there is a feature length ” tales of the arabian knights” cartoon in the middle. all together now ” size of a blockbuster”