The World of Sid and Marty Krofft is once again gaining prominence this year with the feature film based on the cult TV series, Land of the Lost. The sibling duo Krofft brothers were born in Montreal and had a rich history in puppetry. The pair developed many TV series that still hold fond memories for many kids and parents alike. Pufnstuf which featured Mama Cass was one of their famous movies that holds a special place in the annals in film history. The Land of the Lost is getting the full treatment this summer, however the casting of Will Ferrell only guarantees the movie will be a campy comedy with Will doing his usual silly shtick.
Will Ferrell stars as has-been scientist Dr. Rick Marshall, sucked into one and spat back through time. Way back. Now, Marshall has no weapons, few skills and questionable smarts to survive in an alternate universe full of marauding dinosaurs and fantastic creatures from beyond our world—a place of spectacular sights and super-scaled comedy known as the Land of the Lost.
Sucked alongside him for the adventure are crack-smart research assistant Holly (Anna Friel) and a redneck survivalist (Danny McBride) named Will. Chased by T. rex and stalked by painfully slow reptiles known as Sleestaks, Marshall, Will and Holly must rely on their only ally—a primate called Chaka (Jorma Taccone)—to navigate out of the hybrid dimension. Escape from this routine expedition gone awry and they’re heroes. Get stuck, and they’ll be permanent refugees in the Land of the Lost.