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Post 1

Regor

What about The Film then?(I think you what I mean) Particularly casting. Are there any plans to have original main cast members for instance?


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Post 2

Danisbackfromlunch

I would love to see the film cast the original actors from the series, but could this actually happen? When was the series filmed? I thought it was late seventies, very early eighties?

I guess the question is this:

Will DNA and the film producers decide to get new actors to appeal to a younger audience who may not know much about HHGTTG?

or

Will they get the original actors because fans know the faces, voices and posture of Arthur, Ford, Zaphod and the crew so well that seeing some other actors playing the roles might cause confusion and alarm?

Whoever plays the parts, I think it will be interesting to see what kind of technology and special effects they use. The visual appearance, locations etc. should be interesting and we all know the script will be brilliant..........

I can't wait. smiley - smiley




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Post 3

Irving Washington - Gone Writing

Well, it will certainly be better than the Phantom Menace, anyway. Out of curiosity, do you know if the actors from the BBC series were the same as the actors from the radio series? I've never seen it, just heard it...


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Post 4

Bluebottle

Some of the actors in the Radio play made it to the TV series, I believe, like Arthur Dent, Zaphod, Marvin and The Book, but a lot of the others, esp. Ford Prefect and Trillian, were played by different characters. I got the TV series a couple of weeks ago in a HMV sale. I think it was made in 1982.

The whole idea of the film is VERY exciting, but what REALLY would excite me is a new Radio series - DNA may have managed to cop out of writing more books, but the radio play is very open, and each time I hear it a voice says "Finish Me - we need to know what happens!"


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Post 5

Bluebottle

When I wrote the reply I hadn't actually seen who I was replying to, but lo and behold, it's you. Hi again, we keep going to the same forums, it seems!


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Post 6

Irving Washington - Gone Writing

Hmmm... there must be a common thread here... perhaps we should help Douglas Adams write a film about people who are addicted to Beatles music? er...


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Post 7

Bluebottle

Maybe smiley - winkeye


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Post 8

Irving Washington - Gone Writing

Or not.


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Post 9

Eccles

Douglas Adams, the man himself? Hmmm......Mr Adams, will you consider writing a book for me about cannibalism? There are hardly any on the market anymore and I'd LOVE to make a film about the subject.


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Post 10

Bluebottle

I think he's busy enough with the Hitch Hiker's Guide...


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Post 11

Eccles

I feel its time he looked further afield.


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Post 12

Putty

This is all very well but I want to know about poached eggs


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Post 13

Irving Washington - Gone Writing

Post eggs and HHGTTG movies are alike in exactly the same way that a raven is like a writting desk. Or maybe not.


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Post 14

Danisbackfromlunch

hmmmm.......
very, very interesting.....

smiley - smiley


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Post 15

Irving Washington - Gone Writing

that's exactly what my analyst says when I say things like that!


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Post 16

Danisbackfromlunch

So... that's exactly what your analyst says when you say things like that!
Hmmmm, this too is very interesting!
smiley - smiley


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Post 17

Irving Washington - Gone Writing

It's going to take great restraint not to say something about being under attack...


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Post 18

Danisbackfromlunch

So you feel under attack do you..... smiley - winkeye
That will be 6 million Alterian dollars!!!

*** Back to the film - Does anyone know what the budget for the film is going to be and will it be heavy in computer effects???


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Post 19

Irving Washington - Gone Writing

I've no idea.


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Post 20

Danisbackfromlunch

Where is DNA, when you need him??? smiley - winkeye
He could tell us what's going down!


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