Land of the Lost Photo: Sleestak and Will Ferrell

The following image gives us the first close-up of the Sleestak named Enik from next summer’s $100 million incarnation of Land of the Lost starring Will Ferrell and Danny McBride.

The Sleestaks are a horned reptilian-insectoid species that inhabit the alternate world stumbled upon by Ferrell’s paleontologist and friends. In the original source material, Enik is a more evolved, pessimistic outcast of the Sleestaks that wears clothing and speaks.

Back in April, we praised director, Brad Silberling (Casper, Lemony Snicket’s), for choosing men-in-suits over CGI for the Sleestaks, in keeping with the campy ’70s Sid & Marty Krofft TV series. Pretty cool costumes aside, I’m getting a slight Mars Attacks vibe based on what I’ve seen, heard and read about this film. Too soon? Sure, that’s fair. But the studio lowered the budget by $25 million before the production started, and I still wonder how much they questioned this material’s built-in nostalgia factor. We’re in the early stages, and writing about this movie already requires an inhaler and a spy glass. Somewhat surprisingly, this marks Ferrell’s first foray into the land of big, special effects-driven summer adventure films. Same goes for Danny McBride and his well groomed mullet. What do you think of the pic and any takes on the film and material?

via Collider, First Showing

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