The 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.....
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...