Pete and Pete. Tommy and Chuckie. Olmec and Kirk Fogg. At least one pair from ‘90s Nickelodeon will be reunited once again.
Kirk Fogg, the host of Nickelodeon’s iconic ‘90s game show Legends of the Hidden Temple, has joined the cast of the network’s upcoming live-action TV movie inspired by the 1993 program. Fogg will play “a key figure in the new movie in a role that pays homage to his duties in the classic Nick series,” according to the network.
The film will follow three siblings who ditch a boring jungle tour and find themselves forced to endure a real-life obstacle course adventure and make it out alive. The movie takes plenty of cues from the game show, including the appearance of Olmec (the sentient talking head statue who offers guidance to the temple’s secrets), the Steps of Knowledge (the ruinous rungs where the game show’s trivia portion was set), and the animals who famously represented each team: green monkeys, red jaguars, silver snakes, and the like.
Fogg, who hosted 120 episodes of the show, joins a cast that includes Isabela Moner, Colin Critchley, and Jet Jurgensmeyer.
“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,” said Fogg. “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.”
Legends of the Hidden Temple is written by Jonny Umansky, Zach Hyatt, and Alex Reid and is directed by Joe Menendez. The film is currently in production in Vancouver in preparation for a fall debut on Nickelodeon.