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Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy --- The movie

Discussion in 'The Front Room' started by sibanac, Jan 13, 2004.

  1. sibanac

    sibanac Fledgling Freddie

  2. Whipped

    Whipped Part of the furniture

    Please don't suck! Please don't suck! Please don't suck! Please don't suck! Please don't suck! Please don't suck! Please don't suck! Please don't suck! Please don't suck! Please don't suck! Please don't suck! Please don't suck! Please don't suck! Please don't suck! Please don't suck! Please don't suck! Please don't suck! Please don't suck! Please don't suck! Please don't suck! Please don't suck! Please don't suck!
     
  3. ReActor

    ReActor Fledgling Freddie

    My sentiments exactly.
     
  4. Doh_boy

    Doh_boy Part of the furniture

    Don't Panic








    Well I had to.
     
  5. dysfunction

    dysfunction It's my birthday today! FH Subscriber

    Can't wait! Can't wait! Can't wait! Can't wait! Can't wait! Can't wait! Can't wait!
     
  6. mank!

    mank! Part of the furniture

    Spot on.

    I like the idea of Bill Nighy as Slartibartfast though. Be interesting to see how it turns out as the TV show looks quite dated but I won't get used to anyone else playing Arthur.
     
  7. DaGaffer

    DaGaffer Down With That Sorta Thing


    Funnily enough, if he was a bit younger I think Bill Nighy would make a great Zaphod. Martin Freeman's a good choice; he can actually act too - he was very good in that Charles II thing.
     
  8. ReActor

    ReActor Fledgling Freddie

    It looks hopelessly dated, ugly, generally lame and totally crap. The only things they got right in the TV series were Arthur (thankfully played by Simon Jones, the same guy as in the radio series) and the Guide itself. The film could turn out worse than Dungeons and Dragons and still be 10 times better than the TV series.
     
  9. throdgrain

    throdgrain FH is my second home

    The TV series was great.
     
  10. sibanac

    sibanac Fledgling Freddie


    Of course if looks dated, it was made as a low budget tv serrie in 1982.
    Its still extreemly funny.
     
  11. xane

    xane Fledgling Freddie

    Seconded (from someone with autographed books, and the radio series on CD).
     
  12. sibanac

    sibanac Fledgling Freddie

    Thats kinde a shame, the radio serrie, the books and the tv serrie all had widely diffrent scripts.
    But then again withdout the big man still around they would most probably have screwed it up anyway.

    BTW anyone heard any news about the fillming of 'good omens' ?
     
  13. Doh_boy

    Doh_boy Part of the furniture

    Well the last I heard Terry was sure it wasn't going to happen and neil wasn't sure but in an optimistic way. :)
     
  14. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Fledgling Freddie

    Sure the tv original looks dated, Blake 7 effects and all.
    Still funny as hell though.
     
  15. Jonaldo

    Jonaldo Fledgling Freddie

    [Hollywood prick]
    Needs a good strong American in the lead role, Tom Cruise or Harrison Ford, otherwise it won't sell as many tickets/copies.
    [/Hollywood prick]


    Well we can only wait and see, and hope it turns out ok :)
     
  16. Wij

    Wij I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    The TV series was brill. Bad effects are part of the charm.
     
  17. LordjOX

    LordjOX Part of the furniture

  18. Doh_boy

    Doh_boy Part of the furniture

  19. fatbusinessman

    fatbusinessman Fledgling Freddie

    I'm thinking that bit of casting could go either way: it could work really well, or it could just plain suck.
    Sam Rockwell as Zaphod has plenty of potential though :)
     
  20. LordjOX

    LordjOX Part of the furniture

    that was a nice site :)
     
  21. Scouse

    Scouse Mountain Bike Pedant FH Subscriber

    I know the book is supposed to be ace. I know the TV series was supposed to make you feel amused, warm and fuzzy all at the same time....


    ...but I've never read or watched it....



    I'm not proud. I'm just wallowing in my individuality.
     
  22. mank!

    mank! Part of the furniture

    You fool! Go forth and buy!
     
  23. Scouse

    Scouse Mountain Bike Pedant FH Subscriber

    A m8's got all 5 books in one big hardback version.. I shall borrow at some point. :)
     
  24. mank!

    mank! Part of the furniture

    You won't regret it!
     
  25. Wij

    Wij I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    You've not read them already ???

    Can someone get DBs to write a script so that when Scouse presses the 'Post Reply' button it says 'Please do not press this button again' ?
     
  26. Darthshearer

    Darthshearer Can't get enough of FH

    :eek6: Read them NOW
     
  27. dysfunction

    dysfunction It's my birthday today! FH Subscriber

    Apparantly they are starting the filming this in the next month or two...so its going to be a while yet before we get to see it!
     
  28. Summo

    Summo Loyal Freddie

    I really want Sam Rockwell to be Ford Prefect. :(

    Also, if this had to be an all-American cast (and thank God it isn't) I'd like to see William H Macey as Arthur Dent. And Phillip Seymor Hoffman as Zaphod.

    edit: Ooh! Just noticed on IMDB that Sam Rockwell will be Zaphod! Coolio!

    edit: Also, just stepped on FatBusinessman's toes. Sorry. :)
     
  29. Doh_boy

    Doh_boy Part of the furniture

    Just an update I've seen, apparently John Malkovich is in it as well (as some cult leader) and Bill Nighy is slartybartfast.
     
  30. Whipped

    Whipped Part of the furniture

    Willow offgood as Marvin!!! :)

    Will they jam him in the suit and make him control it like a giant Mec. That would be cool ;)
     

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