Just weeks ago, we brought you word that Nickelodeon was reviving its popular 90s game show ‘Legends of the Hidden Temple’ as a TV movie. The new film won’t copy the show’s quiz show/obstacle course format, but will somehow channel the mystical backstory as a new story.
Now, joining the film will be Kirk Fogg, the jean shirt-wearing host of the original incarnation of the show.
“When Nickelodeon asked me to be a part of the Legends of the Hidden Temple movie, I immediately went to the closet and pulled out my blue denim shirt, which has been protected by a powerful golden force field since 1995. “Legends is truly a legend, and I’m honored to be a part of it again. I’m sure the Ancient Olmec had something to do with this; that rock head is pretty sneaky.”
The Legends of the Hidden Temple TV movie follows three siblings who break away from a lackluster tour in a jungle, finding themselves immersed in a high-stakes adventure comprised of obstacles that they must complete in order to escape alive. The TV movie will feature elements from the original game 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.
Fogg’s role is undisclosed but is expected to be a crucial one. He joins Isabela Moner, Colin Critchley and Jet Jurgensmeyer as the siblings. The film will be directed by Joe Menendez and was written by Johnny Umansky and Zach Hyatt, and Alex Reid. Sadly, Dee Bradley Baker will not return to voice Olmec.
Since ‘Hidden Temple’, Fogg has appeared in over 300 commercials. In 2006, he produced and directed a film called ‘Distortion’.
No date has been set for this movie’s airing. Are you excited to see this film?