Legends Of The Hidden Temple may have started as a game show on Nickelodeon, but now, it's the source of inspiration for a brand new upcoming television movie. The first trailer for the loose adaptation dropped today at San Diego Comic-Con and Holy Olmec, it actually looks like a lot of fun. Check it out below...
Look: is this television movie going to win any Emmys? Probably not. But is this the exact type of thing I would have loved as a child? Yes. And more importantly, if this television movie is super successful, it almost certainly will lead to a rebooting of Legends Of The Hidden Temple. It just has to. Children's programming is all about catching a trend and pushing it as far as it can go.
The real question with a movie like this is how much it will be able to stand on its own. Obviously, it will have a certain nostalgia quality for fans of the original show, but its target demographic, given the young ages of the protagonists, is apparently people who weren't around when the game show achieved greatness the first time around. Consequently, it will need to work as a standalone film, apart from the nostalgia factor. First indication after watching the trailer would be that it has a very solid chance of doing that, but it will be impossible to know for sure until the movie debuts later this year.
Nickelodeon also deserves a shoutout for finding a way to bring back Kirk Fogg. The host was always an intricate part of the series, and if it's going to continue in any form, it's important he's involved in some capacity. As you can see from the trailer, he's obviously returning, as is Dee Bradley Baker who voiced Olmec. They'll join Isabela Moner, Colin Critchley and Jet Jurgensmeyer, who are newcomers to the franchise.
You can catch Legends Of The Hidden Temple when it makes its debut sometime in the Fall.