Today, courtesy of the folks over at Cinematical, we have a lool at the teaser poster for the big screen adaptation of the 1970s Saturday morning kiddie adventure series Land Of The Lost. With Will Ferrell and Danny McBride in the cast, you know that this is going to be a comedic take on the material. (And having read the script, I can confirm that it is.)
That’s a bit unfortunate, as even though the original series was produced on a budget that wouldn’t have covered the catering bill for this new version, it played its premise straightforward. If it isn’t an animated film, younger kids are woefully under-serviced at theaters. I think that this could have been a big hit if done as a straightforward adventure film rather than a swarmy, self-referential comedy. As it is, I’m rooting for the dinosaur in the poster.