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« on: 09-19-2002 14:36 »

... for Douglas Adams fans:

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Movie has not been dropped after all.

 
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9/18/02 - According to "The Hollywood Reporter", the project is indeed still alive, with the news that Spyglass Entertainment has hired the screenwriter of Chicken Run and other kids movies to pick up where Adams was when he died, to finish polishing the script in preparation for a possible greenlight someday. Douglas Adams will receive a posthumous executive producer credit.
I like the idea of Jim Carrey as the two headed president of the galaxy, Zaphod Beeblbrox.


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« Reply #1 on: 09-19-2002 14:46 »

That is good news, I hope it, like the book, will be a trilogy in five parts  big grin
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« Reply #2 on: 09-19-2002 15:37 »

W00t!!-This is good news for All Hitchhiker Fans across the Galaxy
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« Reply #3 on: 09-19-2002 15:43 »

Wow...thats great, I always wanted to see the rest in movie form...but I'm not so sure about Carrey *runs to the misplaced actors thread*
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« Reply #4 on: 09-19-2002 17:51 »

I think that, for a HHGTG movie to work, there has to be relatively unknowns starring in it. Any "name" celebrity, like Jim Carrey, is only going to take away from the movie. I'd rather see "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" than "Jim Carrey in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."
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« Reply #5 on: 09-19-2002 18:25 »

I reckon he could pull it off.
But i'm not sure of any other "name" actors in the other roles.

I'd like to see if anyone would have any good ideas for Arthur and Ford and the other characters.

John Cleese would make a good Arthur Dent if he was a bit younger looking IMO (he'd have the humour and the accent) but I would also prefer if there was a minimum of big name actors in it.

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« Reply #6 on: 09-19-2002 19:09 »

I don't have any problems with Ford or Zaphod being played by Americans, of course if Dent or Trillian are there will be Hell to pay.
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« Reply #7 on: 09-19-2002 21:14 »

Actually, Trillian was American in the TV series.
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« Reply #8 on: 09-20-2002 14:53 »

I think the John Cleese-Arthur Dent thing might work.Anyone see Faulty Towers..?

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« Reply #9 on: 09-20-2002 15:10 »

Douglas Adams wrote a few scripts for the Pythons, for Flying Circus I think.

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« Reply #10 on: 11-16-2004 21:17 »
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*two year bump*

It's finally up. The teaser trailer for "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" is up.  And it looks awesome.

Now, there's no footage involved, but daa-yum.  To make up for the lack of footage, there's production drawings.  I'm not sure about the Heart of Gold's design, but everything else looks top-notch.
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« Reply #11 on: 11-16-2004 22:16 »

I like the Heart Of Gold, it's kinda odd-looking.  In keeping with the spirit of the thing, really.
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« Reply #12 on: 11-16-2004 23:20 »

It's been out a good while, in one of the other HHGTTG threads.

Nooooooooooo!
It's meant to be shaped like a white running shoe!  frown
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« Reply #13 on: 11-17-2004 04:07 »

Wow, when is this movie going to be shot?
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« Reply #14 on: 11-17-2004 19:24 »

It's in post production, principal photography was completed on August 31st.
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« Reply #15 on: 11-17-2004 19:37 »

I'm particularly looking forward to seeing Zooey Deschanel in the role of Trillian.

Oh, and Martin Freeman will be great as Arthur Dent.
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« Reply #16 on: 11-17-2004 20:18 »

Mos Def?

MOS DEF??!?!

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« Reply #17 on: 11-17-2004 22:21 »

Great stuff... also... ls, what the hell are you talking about?
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« Reply #18 on: 11-17-2004 23:13 »
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Mos Def is a rapper/actor who's been chosen to play Ford Prefect.  I don't know if he'll be any good, even though he must have been decent in order to win the audition.

And, looking through the book, there's no mention of Ford's race.  So techinically he could be a black man.

I don't think they chose Mos Def to play Ford just because he's black.  He's acted before, and been pretty good in those roles.  Mos isn't a "typical" rapper, so it won't be like Chris Tucker playing Ford.  I mean, hey, I want to see some footage before I judge him.
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« Reply #19 on: 11-17-2004 23:16 »

He was played by a white guy in the BBC Series.  But, then Trillian was played by Sandra Dickinson who's a blonde, yet in the book she's got dark hair.

It matters not, in the scheme of things.  I don't see why Mos Def's casting is a problem.
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« Reply #20 on: 11-18-2004 04:42 »

Looks nifty, I'm surprised they didn't use the original music though in that teaser trailer, I hope they use it in the film.
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« Reply #21 on: 11-18-2004 04:50 »

As long as Mof speaks properly and wears those funny Pyama's, I don't really care.
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« Reply #22 on: 11-18-2004 15:40 »

I'm bummed out that the Heart of Gold isn't shaped like a shoe, but the design as such is pretty cool. I'm also iffy about the hact that Disney's doing it, but if they can keep the Disney-ness out of it, then it's a-ok with me.
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« Reply #23 on: 11-18-2004 16:13 »

I liked the trailer... it was everything I expected and more.... oh wait, there was nothing in the trailer......  roll eyes
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« Reply #24 on: 11-18-2004 16:50 »

Warwick Davis!  Sweet!
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« Reply #25 on: 11-19-2004 01:51 »

it SHOULD be released on April 2nd.   wink
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« Reply #26 on: 11-19-2004 01:59 »

Nah, the general public wouldn't understand that.  Besides, April 2 is a Saturday.  "Sin City" is released into theaters the day before.
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« Reply #27 on: 11-19-2004 02:39 »

Am I the only one here that thinks this thread's title sounds like something to do with masturbation?

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« Reply #28 on: 11-19-2004 14:25 »

As the first one who's mentioned it... yes.

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« Reply #29 on: 11-19-2004 14:52 »

 
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Nah, the general public wouldn't understand that.  Besides, April 2 is a Saturday.  "Sin City" is released into theaters the day before.

What about Feb. 11th?  (42nd day of the year)
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« Reply #30 on: 11-19-2004 15:12 »

 
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As the first one who's mentioned it... yes.

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« Reply #31 on: 11-19-2004 21:32 »

I love the 42 in the left hand corner of the trailer. And Mos Def isn't terrible. If I recall correctly he was in the Italian Job and he didn't do such an injustice to the film.
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