17 September, 2002

Hollywood

To quote Jay: Fuck fuck mother mother fuck fuck!

A Hollywood adaptation of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is in the works. I just know that this is going to suck on so many levels. One of the charms of the original BBC radio production and television program is that it was just a bit cheesy. (Okay, it was a lot cheesy.)

But Bob knows that they're going to do everything they can to modernize it. CGI effects. Huge sets. Overpriced actors. I mean, look who they've picked to direct and write:

Jay Roach, director of the "Austin Powers" franchise, is attached to take the helm and will serve as a producer.

Kirkpatrick previously wrote "Chicken Run," "The Road to El Dorado," "James and the Giant Peach" and "Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves."

Mercifully, Douglas Adams penned the original screenplay, so there's less chance of Kirkpatrick completely screwing it up. But damn, I'm certain he will try with all his might to do so.

3 comments:

  1. So you say that they have the guy from Austin Powers and the guy from Honey We Shrunk the kids, and you don't think it will be cheesey enough for you?

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  2. Well, okay, it'll be cheesy. But not in a good way.

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  3. It'll not be correctly aged cheese.

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