Originally Published: May 3, 2005
Will Ferrell will star in a feature-film adaptation of the 1970s TV show Land of the Lost for Universal Studios, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Universal acquired the feature rights from Sid and Marty Krofft, executive producers of the original NBC series, who will produce the feature for the studio, the trade also reported.
Adam McKay, a former Saturday Night Live writer who directed Ferrell in Anchorman, is attached to direct, with Chris Henchy and Dennis McNicholas signing on to adapt the screenplay
Land of the Lost centered on forest ranger Rick Marshall and his children, Will and Holly, who are caught in a time vortex while rafting on the Colorado River and transported to a mysterious world populated by dinosaurs.