The sleestaks are headed to the big screen!
The long-in-development Land of the Lost has finally been given the go-ahead for production by Universal, reports Variety. Brad Silberling (Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events) will direct the adaptation, and funnyman Will Ferrell will star in the $100-million-budget movie.
Land of the Lost is based on the 1970s children's morning show of the same name, but unlike the television program, it will be intentionally funny. The show was created by the seemingly acid-dropping Sid and Marty Krofft, who also produced the totally far-out shows The Banana Splits Adventure Hour and H.R. Pufnstuf.
In Land of the Lost, an adventurer and his two children become trapped in an alien world inhabited by dinosaurs, cavemen known as pakuni, and evil reptilian humanoids known as the sleestaks. Land of the Lost ran for three season from 1974 to 1976.
No word on who will play Cha-Ka.