Former 'Days of Our Lives' Star Wesley Eure Returns in "Land of the Lost"
Former 'Days of Our Lives' Star Wesley Eure Returns in "Land of the Lost"
As Michael Horton, Jr. on Days of Our Lives, actor Wesley Eure has gained his fair share of popularity.  However, he is also known for his work in the children's adventure series Land of the Lost.  The 1974 show was produced by Sid and Marty Krofft, earning its place in history as it ran for three seasons on NBC.

Since it seems as though we're living in the age of comebacks, the cult-classic Land of the Lost has been picked up to become a film.  Production began last year, and it's set to be released next month.  Two of the show's original stars - Wesley Eure and Kathy Coleman - have been tapped for cameos in the big screen version.

Wesley Eure played the character Will Marshall on the original Land of the Lost, where he was the teenage son trapped with his family in a world of dinosaurs and unconventional creatures.  Kathy Coleman, meanwhile, portrayed his sister.  The show lasted for three years, but was remade in 1991 with a whole new cast.  Still, the Sci Fi Network aired a marathon of the show this month.

For the film version of the hit show, Will Ferrell will be portraying the protagonist Dr. Rick Marshall.  He's a paleontologist who finds himself stuck in an alternate reality, together with his assistant and their tour guide.  The 2009 Land of the Lost will serve as a parody to its inspiration, which means the family featured in the original won't appear.

This makes one ponder the role of the Days of Our Lives star.  Wesley Eure's participation in the upcoming movie hasn't been confirmed, as with Kathy Coleman's.  On Wesley Eure's blog, he wrote, "But since the beginning, the events surrounding the filming of the movie and the inclusion of the original cast have been..to say mildly...tragic........"  Whether or not the two stars will appear on the film version remains to be seen.

This year's Land of the Lost was directed by Brad Silberling, and will also star Anna Friel, Danny R. McBride, Jorma Taccone, and John Boylan.  Matt Lauer will also be appearing as himself.

As for Wesley Eure, he was truly popular for his Days of Our Lives role, even being nominated for Best Daytime Series Actor.  He was seen on the show during the late 1970s to the early 1980s.  In addition, Eure is the recipient of Radio-TV Mirror Awards and Photoplay Awards.


-Maria Gonzalez, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Wesley Eure's Official Site, Post Chronicle, LA Late
(Image Courtesy of NBC)

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