The Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Douglas Adams was in in advanced talks about bringing the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy to the big screen when he died suddenly in 2001. However the film has finally made it and will be released in the UK on 29th April. There is an excellent trailer on the official site, but there’s an even better bonus trailer narrated by Stephen Fry. The Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy started life as a radio programme, which was excellent. Douglas also wrote a series of brilliant books. There was a BBC TV series in 1981 based on the first 6 radio shows, but this was rather low budget (ala Dr. Who), however, the books were fantastic. From what I’ve seen of the film it looks really good although there does seem to be a certain amount of Americanisation, which is to be expected since the backers are probably American. I really hope they have managed to retain the unique Douglad Adams humor in the film.