Sorry for the lack of news' updates these last weeks but there was nothing terribly exciting going on in Hollywood regarding our (already) beloved movie (and i was honestly a little busy !). Of course it could be only calm before the tempest. The beginning of the shooting is still due to begin the 19th April so in now less than one month !
SOME NEW NAMES
The biggest news was certainly the announcement on imdb.com of two new persons being involved in the movie thing. The director of Photography Igor Jadue-Lillo (an English guy who has already worked a lot with Hammer & Tongs) and English editor Niven Howie (The Hole, Dawn of the Dead...) are the newcomers. Niven Howie has won a Bafta for the Best editing (Lock, Stock and two smocking barrels) a Grammy award (for a video with Sting) and has been nominated for an Emmy Awards with "Back in the USA - Paul McCartney tour" (which would have certainly pleased Douglas a lot - Douglas was a great fan of McCartney). As you have maybe already noticed, I have of course updated straight away the "who'who in the movie" page.
DOUGLAS' FAMILY VISIT THE STUDIO
Douglas’ family (mother, sisters, brother and daughter) came to the Studio on Friday 12th march and, according to executive producer Robbie Stamp, they "were very moved and delighted by what they saw. I think its fair to say that we have the Estate/Family’s full support for what is going on!".
THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE STILL ON THE WAY
Robbie Stamp is still closely working on the official h2g2 movie website with the guys at Disney. We should see the result of their work soon online.
MARTIN FREEMAN GIVES LITTLE AWAY ABOUT H2G2 IN HIS INTERVIEWS
Martin Freeman (Arthur) did some interviews lately, but is still not talking much about h2g2. His interview in The Observer at the end of February was interesting but he talked mainly about The Office' incredible success ("the most significant British sitcom since Fawlty Towers" according to the journalist). About the hitchhiker's guide, he just says that “We had the books at home when I was a kid and I’d always liked it without being mental about it, which I think is probably the best way to approach the film, because it means I’m not deferring to it too much. I think it’s a good story rather than the thing I’ve been waiting all my life to play.”