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Will Ferrell gets 'Lost'

Posted Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at 4:46 PM Central

by John Couture

Don't worry, Will Ferrell isn't returning to TV to get stranded on a deserted island any time soon, instead he's been cast as Rick Marshall in a big screen adaptation of the 1970s TV series Land of the Lost. Interestingly, his hair was made for the part as its resemblance to Spencer Milligan's hair is truly uncanny.

The premise of the original TV series followed Rick Marshall and his kids Will and Holly when an earthquake during a routine rafting expedition opens a portal to a prehistoric world. The Marshalls are stuck in the Land of the Lost and must cope with strange creatures including upright reptiles called Sleestaks and a hairy caveboy that ressembled a young Clint Howard.

In another odd bit of trivia, Will Ferrell played a character called Marshal Willenholly in Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back. The character's name was an homage to the show by writer/director Kevin Smith who is a big Sid and Marty Krofft fan.

No word on a tentative release, but as Will Ferrell has a pretty full schedule, the best guess for release would be mid 2007.