Published at: June 3, 2009, 2:02 a.m. CST by headgeek
Hey folks, Harry here... I had a really amazing night tonight. I'll be writing about the new LAND OF THE LOST film in my review late Thursday night, but I just wanted to let you folks know the Big news that Marty Krofft unloaded upon us, that SONY has just entered into an agreement to develop and make an H.R. PUFNSTUF feature film.
Now this would be the second one of those. The original is one of the most astonishingly bizarre and unique film experiences around. For an idea - here's the entire film in 5 minutes and 53 seconds:
I can't even begin to imagine how one would go about constructing an H.R. Pufnstuf film for the modern era. Well, that is not entirely true - I've notions, but I can't imagine what a studio would do here. I mean, I'd love to see it done with the innocence and sweetness that it conjures - and let the trippy stuff be there, but not all giggle giggle snicker snicker from the film itself.
As of right now, they're just at the beginnings of figuring out where they want to go with it - and are going to begin the process of talking to directors and writers. This is definitely something I want to keep an eye on.