Monday, August 8, 2005

Arts And Kroffts: Expect ‘Low-Tech’ For ‘Land Of The Lost’ Remake

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The upcoming big screen remake of the 1970s series Land Of The Lost will be lost when it comes to huge special effects.

That’s the word from the show’s creator, puppeteer Sid Krofft, who, with brother Marty, is pulling the strings behind the upcoming remake, which will star Will Ferrell.

Krofft says he prefers a “low-tech” approach to the movie because he wants the film to be something that kids could attempt to imitate in their backyard, something he says doesn’t happen “when you’re using expensive computer-generated effects.”

He says the show is so beloved that it’s important to spend the money on a good script that recreates the “heart” more than having eye-popping special effects.

The Kroffts are also planning a movie version of their series, H.R. Pufnstuf.

No word on when either movie will hit theaters, but fans of the original shows can enjoy them on a new DVD, Saturday Morning With Sid And Marty Krofft.

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