Prepare to Freak Out: Nickelodeon Is Transforming 'Legends of the Hidden Temple' Into a Live-Action Movie!
By Leanne Aguilera
Listen up, '90s lovers -- Nickelodeon is bringing back Legends of the Hidden Temple! Well, sort of…
The kid-friendly network announced on Tuesday that a live-action TV movie, inspired by the hit ‘90s game show, is coming to Nick.
Drawing from the original game show’s premise of youngsters competing to retrieve artifacts from a mysterious Mayan temple, Legends of the Hidden Temple will follow three siblings who embark on "a high-stakes, life-or-death mission."
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.
Fingers crossed these kids will finally be able to figure out that damn Shrine of the Silver Monkey!
The original Legends of the Hidden Temple TV series ran for three seasons on Nickelodeon from 1993 to 1995. The nostalgia-fueled film is slated to begin production this month and Nick’s own Isabela Moner (100 Things To Do Before High School) is set to star.
"The greenlights for the Legends of the Hidden Temple and Hey Arnold! TV movies are terrific examples of how we are bringing our beloved content back to life both for new audiences and the generation that grew up on them," said Cyma Zarghami, President of Viacom Kids and Family Group, said in a statement.
The Legends of the Hidden Temple movie is set to premiere later this year and the Hey Arnold! movies are slated to debut in 2017.