Edgar Rice Burroughs’ novel The Land That Time Forgot was previously adapted in 1975 by director Kevin Connor for Amicus — a studio that was at the time trying to pick up the market from the failing Hammer Studios and thought a dino project might help in the struggle. The film wasn’t too bad, even with puppet monsters and Doug McClure in the lead, though it certainly didn’t have the credibility of Hammer’s earlier prehistoric epic One Million Years B.C. (1966), with its Ray Harryhausen-stopmotion dinosaurs and Raquel Welsh, or even its later When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (1970), with dinosaurs by Jim Danforth.
Now low-budget masters The Asylum have produced their own version of the novel, updated to the present (though the brief glimpse of a derelict submarine on the beach visible in the newly released trailer below suggests a connection with earlier events — a German U-boat being a key feature of the original story) and with modern CGI critters.
The Land That Time Forgot (US-2009; dir. C. Thomas Howell)
The survivors of a shipwreck who are trapped on an island teeming with dinosaur.
Once again, producer Paul Bales has sent us some exclusive pictures from the film, pictures that of course concentrate on its monstrous content:
The film will hit the streets on 28 July.
Source: Paul Bales via Avery; Official website