Hitchhikers Guide trailer!
Amazon have a Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy trailer.
The opening bits were absolutely spot on, the rest went a bit american movie-trailer-ish. But visually everything was spot on (although marvin looks rather weird, and what happened to Zaphod's 2nd head?) Yay!
|Date:||February 16th, 2005 10:25 am (UTC)|| |
I wonder how much of the story it covers? There are the new elements, re the theft, and John Malkovic's character, and we probably see Magrathea. No Restaurant or Golgafrincham I presume (I never really liked the Golgafrincham episode anyway).
I rather like the design for Marvin. Got that whole "weight of the world on his shoulders" look going on.
Looks like a lot of the effects aren't totally finished yet, and they seem to have taken a few liberties with the storyline, but I remain hopeful for this adaptation, and casting Mos Def as Ford Prefect has the potential to be a very clever idea.
I used to love the books, and the TV series was cool in a cheap and cheerful kinda way. Hopefully they won't screw this up too badly.
|Date:||February 16th, 2005 10:55 am (UTC)|| |
Apparently Adams wrote new bits of the story (featuring Humma Kaluva the cult leader), so I'm optimistic about that bit. One thing people should remember is that the radio series, the books and the TV series all had different stories anyway - and so should the movie!
Now we need a Dirk Gently movie!
|Date:||February 16th, 2005 11:35 pm (UTC)|| |
Oh dear... Where's the wit? Where's the book? Won't be impressed until I hear some Stephen Fry, in the meantime it looks to be all naff slapstick and ruined jokes. Of course, this could be the inverse of those trailers where you've alrady seen all the best bits.