I was lucky enough to see this at a cast and crew screening yesterday in Leciester Square. I have to say it's FANTASTIC! I went into it without any experience of the book or tv series and I was blown away! The story is laugh out loud funny and Sam Rockwell is an inspired piece of casting and he steals every scene he's in. I'm not going to go into plot specifics here (pm me if you want some) but lets say the comedy is quite british, but there's a lot of slapstick which is so funny.
Glad to hear that... I really want this movie to be good. I love the books, but I wasn't a huge fan of the old TV miniseries. I just saw the first trailer for it over the weekend, and it looks very cool.
"If you love your job, you'll never work another day in your life."
No. He wrote the original version of the movie script before he died, and had to make changes to it, from both the radio play and the book. He was hoping for a film version for years. There was an article on NTL yesterday about it.
Adams knew that it needed major alterations from the book to successfully make it onto the big screen.
I'll see if I can find the article somewhere. He also famously gave his agent a list of 32 phone numbers, so he could be contacted when a studio wanted to make a film. He told his agent "If I don't hear from you, I'll know that you weren't trying your very hardest to get in touch" (or something along those lines).
'England Expects That Every Man Will Do His Duty' - Vice-Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson - Battle of Trafalgar - 21st October 1805