Just an hour ago I was at a Subway restaurant in Santa Monica on Pico Blvd. The reason I was there is Universal has transformed the location into a special “Land of the Lost” themed location – complete with themed tables, chairs, and they even had some Sleestaks walking around. If you live in the area, you might want to stop by and see if you can get in.
Anyway, the reason they were doing this promotion was to raise awareness of the upcoming “Land of the Lost” movie. So to help in that endeavor, director Brad Silberling was there and also Sid and Marty Krofft – the creators of the show and the producers of the movie. While I didn’t get to speak with Brad today (I will tomorrow or Saturday), I did get five minutes with Sid and Marty. Since I’ve already asked them a lot of “Land of the Lost” questions when I did a set visit last year, I decided to ask what every fan wants to know….what’s the status of their other properties getting turned into movies!
As you can see in the video interview after the jump, they told me “H.R. Pufnstuf” is being developed at Sony and it’s being written by Dennis McNicholas – who wrote the “Land of the Lost” movie. And the big news is they want Johnny Depp to play Wilhelmina W. Witchiepoo!
They also said “Sigmund and the Sea Monsters” is being developed by Dana Gould at Universal. I’d imagine a big opening for “Land of the Lost” is going to help move these properties forward.
We also talked about what making this film has been like and a lot more so take a look:
Sid and Marty Krofft
- What has the process of making Land of the Lost been like? They talk about how many studios have been involved
- What is their reaction to the film
- What is the status of their other properties being turned into films or animated shows
- H.R. Pufnstuf is being developed at Sony and it’s being written by Dennis McNicholas – who wrote Land of the Lost. And the big news is they want Johnny Depp to play Wilhelmina W. Witchiepoo
- Sigmund and the Sea Monsters beng developed by Dana Gould at Universal
- Could any of their properties be done in 3D or IMAX
- How did the partnership work out with MySpace
- Do they think Land of the Lost could be a franchise