Sam Raimi, famous for "Spiderman," Xena" and "Hercules" is going to produce a television series based on Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series.
On network TV.
Has anyone read this series? I admit, I gave up about 5 books in when it became really redundant. But this is a very violent series. I liked it at first, though I have later become convinced the series is a serious rip-off of Robert Jordan's "Wheel of Time" series-- but that's beside the point.
If you haven't read the series, let me tell you. It has torture, rape, sex-- sex and torture-- all that good stuff. And it's going to be broadcast on ABC?
Now you're really curious to see it aren't you?
Yeah me too.
It starts production in May and is scheduled for Fall. Read the full article HERE.
In other totally bizarre news, Will Farrell has started shooting a big screen remake of Sid and Marty Krofft's Land of the Lost.
Wow. Just wow.
The film's plot is described as a spoof revolving around "a disgraced paleontologist, his assistant and a macho tour guide who find themselves in a strange world inhabited by dinosaurs, monkey people and reptilian Sleestaks."
Who knows, since the original series was so over-the-top with bad special effects a spoof might work.
But still. If it's as bad as Starsky and Hutch, then I think we should mass boycott all remakes.
And just for giggles, this commercial cracks me up every time I see it....