Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Sleestak Attack!!!

Here are a couple pictures of Will Ferrell shooting scenes for his new movie, the big screen adaptation of the 1974 Saturday morning TV show Land of the Lost, wherein Will plays Park Ranger Rick Marshall who, along with his two children Will and Holly, inadvertently stumble into a mysterious land populated by dinosaurs and other creatures, including the mysterious and dangerous race of Sleestaks ... check it out:

Photo credit: JFXonline

All I know is that they better do right by the character Cha-Ka because I really loved that little guy. I was a huge fan of Land of the Lost when I was little. I used to even fall for the horrid stop-animation that was used to animate the dinosaurs thinking that's what dinosaurs really looked like (thankfully Jurassic Park taught me the truth) and the Sleestaks used to scare the living hell out of me -- but now, they don't look so tough. Well, okay, they still scare me a little but that's okay, they're supposed to. I'm such a sucker for nostalgia that I have to admit, I'm curious to see how this movie turns out. I just hope that they don't make it too slapstick and too ridiculous ... I'm tired of Hollywood doing irreparable damage to my childhood memories. [Source]