Nostalgia sells, and television and movie studios know this and are always willing to tap into the nostalgia of fans from the 1980’s and beyond.
Netflix just brought back ’80s/’90s sitcom “Full House” in the form of the sequel series, “Fuller House” and earlier this year, Nickelodeon tapped “Napoleon Dynamite” director Jared Hess to helm a live-action film reviving fan-favorite ’90s animated series like “Rugrats,” “Doug,” and “Ahhh! Real Monsters.” I think they’re bringing back “Hey Arnold!” as a movie too.
Now, the network is bringing back one of their staple family friendly reality competition series, “Legends of the Hidden Temple,” but not as a game show fans probablly remember.
Instead of another competition style series, the Network is planning a TV movie inspired by the “Legends of the Hidden Temple” game show, casting Isabela Moner (“100 Things to Do Before High School”) to star in the movie, which is expected to premiere later this year.
According to Variety, the premise of the “Legends of the Hidden Temple” television movie will be this:
In “Hidden Temple,” three siblings must conquer a series of obstacles to remain alive, mirroring the theme of the original game show. The TV movie, slated to appear in the fourth quarter of 2016, will nod to other elements from the original show, including Olmec, a talking head who knows the secrets behind the temple; the Steps of Knowledge, the entrance to the temple and launching pad for the mission; and cameos from a green monkey, red jaguar and silver snakes, among others.
I was never a “Legends of the Hidden Temple” fan, as it came a couple of years after I’d outgrown Nickelodeon’s daytime programming, but I was aware of it, and I am happy for the show’s fans.
Now, what I really want to know is: where the hell is my “Hey Dude” reboot/reunion movie event?