Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, the movie -- directed by...

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...the guy who directed the first Austin Powers movie. HRM. Details here, though to be sure I won't believe it until they're actually in production.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 17 September 2002 15:12 (seventeen years ago) link

See the AARGH thread; I doubt this happens also - see: The Mask 2, Incredible Mr. Limpet remake, ...

James Blount (James Blount), Tuesday, 17 September 2002 15:14 (seventeen years ago) link

Plus Jay Roach has too many franchises up in the air to take this on.

James Blount (James Blount), Tuesday, 17 September 2002 15:16 (seventeen years ago) link

hehe me and ned in MIND MELD: the next generation!

katie (katie), Tuesday, 17 September 2002 15:29 (seventeen years ago) link

How very Colossus: The Forbin Project of us. ;-)

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 17 September 2002 15:30 (seventeen years ago) link

one year passes...
The latest unveiled

I quite like this idea as Martin Freeman has perfected one of the best look of general perplexedness since the guy who played Arthur Dent in the original BBC series.

Perhaps also this will stop people thinking of Bill Nighy as the next Doctor Who.

ailsa (ailsa), Tuesday, 13 January 2004 19:35 (sixteen years ago) link

The Mask 2 is really happening. God save us all.

nickalicious (nickalicious), Tuesday, 13 January 2004 19:37 (sixteen years ago) link

I just also clicked on the story about the Loch Ness Monster horror film linked to the Hitchhikers story and am shocked that the author thinks it's the quintessential Loch Ness monster story proven by science. It's a horror! The Loch Ness monster hasn't done anything scary! What are you on about?

ailsa (ailsa), Tuesday, 13 January 2004 19:42 (sixteen years ago) link

The Mask 2 is really happening. God save us all.

That CGI baby really did look cool. Admittedly only for the two seconds that you see it in the trailer, but still.

Yes, I know it'll be a crap film.

James Mitchell (James Mitchell), Wednesday, 14 January 2004 01:54 (sixteen years ago) link

ewww that mask 2 trailer is heart-stoppingly HORRIFYING!

s1ocki (slutsky), Wednesday, 14 January 2004 08:18 (sixteen years ago) link

Martin Freeman = Tim from The Office, right? This is good news indeed.

Matt DC (Matt DC), Wednesday, 14 January 2004 09:37 (sixteen years ago) link

Oi, the loch ness monster ate my leg!!

(nb i am making this up)

Pashmina (Pashmina), Wednesday, 14 January 2004 09:38 (sixteen years ago) link

Chris and I watched the tv version on dvd over the weekend due to NTL not working. It was a lot better than I remember it being, but also a lot shorter. There were two dvds, so after the last episode on the first dvd (episode 6) I was expecting to change dvds and watch some more, and so was very disappointed.

It was a logical ending, but it didn't compute in my brain. I'm like that with books too, though.

Vicky (Vicky), Wednesday, 14 January 2004 09:47 (sixteen years ago) link

two weeks pass...
arthur = martin freeman
trillian = zooey deschanel
ford prefect = mos def (!!)
zaphod = as yet uncast

mark p (Mark P), Sunday, 1 February 2004 19:26 (sixteen years ago) link

oh nevermind - you knew that already

mark p (Mark P), Sunday, 1 February 2004 19:28 (sixteen years ago) link

so who should be Zaphod?

My answer: Alan Rickman and David Lee Roth

gabbneb (gabbneb), Sunday, 1 February 2004 20:58 (sixteen years ago) link

Alan Rickman would be so good. I also like Nicholas Cage )maybe not for this part but in general)

isadora (isadora), Sunday, 1 February 2004 21:00 (sixteen years ago) link

David Lee Rickman?

Jordan (Jordan), Sunday, 1 February 2004 21:17 (sixteen years ago) link

You're aware that two heads are required? Do they have to be the same?

gabbneb (gabbneb), Sunday, 1 February 2004 21:19 (sixteen years ago) link

three months pass...
link to the website for the movie here

zappi (joni), Friday, 14 May 2004 22:04 (sixteen years ago) link

Looks like it's going to be Sam Rockwell

kinski (kinski), Saturday, 15 May 2004 12:35 (sixteen years ago) link

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