Say What!?Â Universal Pictures just cut a deal to bring that most awesome of ’70’s shows Sigmund and the Sea Monsters to the big screen.Â Dana Gould of The Simpsons fame will be writing and producing.
“Sigmund” originally ran on NBC from 1973-75, and the show was a staple in reruns on local TV stations for the rest of the decade. After the sea monster is booted from his home by his nasty brothers for being too nice, Sigmund is befriended by two friends who stash him in their clubhouse.
As a wee lad, I remember going down to the basement, turning on the B&W (that’s black and white for you young’uns) and being mesmerized, and a bit frightened by the freaky monsters on the screen.Â I haven’t seen anything about the Land of the Lost film with Will Farrell, but I’m hoping it is done seriously.Â If Universal takes Sigmund seriously, it could be E.T., but with sea monsters instead of aliens.
I really thought we’d see a H.R. Pufnstuff movie before Sigmund and the Sea Monsters…oh, wait, Sony is developing that right now.