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Creature Shop: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Discussion in 'Fantasy Worlds' started by Buck-Beaver, Jan 28, 2004.

  1. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Well-Known Member

    Has anyone else heard that the Creature Shop is working on this movie? A site called "Magrathea" has posted some pics of a fitting for Marvin (Warwick Davis). In them he's trying on a prototype costume.

    Here's the link ~ http://homepage.ntlworld.com/mjs2000/protomarvin.htm
  2. leliebel

    leliebel Well-Known Member

    ow! That book is on my yet to read list. To bad the lsit is realy long :sigh:
  3. beemer

    beemer Active Member


    "HHGTTG" is a very funny and smart book. there could be alot of things they can work on, seeing how the television show was terrible....on the affects site
  4. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    I saw the pictures of Marv. just yesterday, and I think I am going to cry...
  5. McFraggle

    McFraggle Well-Known Member

    Except for the head, it looks like a Stormtrooper costume. Well I guess Warwick Davis was in Return of the Jedi.
  6. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    And that's only one of the problems with it...
  7. hexagonsun

    hexagonsun New Member

    not quite how i pictured marvin. maybe they'll use some muppet penguins for the probablility drive segment, swirling around.

    interesting though. i imagine the film we be compromised for taco bell cups. prove me wrong! got the rap guy playing prefect.. ok i'll accept that one......................... :|

    i read that spike jonze was asked to direct after the guy who directed austin powers dropped it. spike refused and suggested the current uk team. never heard of em.

    also, here is some wild conjecture: i read that spike jonze is going to do a live action film of "where the wild things are", and rumors are flying that the creature workshop is involved. anyone heard anything about this? the bit about the creature workshop?
  8. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Well-Known Member

  9. Whatever

    Whatever Well-Known Member

    Interesting, thanks for sharing.
  10. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    No, no, not interesting. Marvin looks TERIBALE!
  11. Docnzhoss

    Docnzhoss Well-Known Member

    I agree with Beauregard about Marvin. A short stubby guy? I always pictured Marvin as a taller, lanky robot, sort of like Bender in Futurama.

    As for Zaphod Beeblebrox, no second head? What the hey? I always thought Chris Noth (Big in Sex in the City) would make a great primary head with Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead trilogy) as the second head. But Sam Rockwell seems like a decent choice.

    However, casting Bill Nighy (Underworld, Love Actually) as Slartibartfast was brilliant, as was casting Alan Rickman as the voice of Marvin.

    I for one can't wait to see the film.
  12. Whatever

    Whatever Well-Known Member

    I said interesting, not good!
  13. Mario

    Mario Well-Known Member

    I wasn't excited about this film at all. But, then I read in a magazine that the Creature shop was going to be involved! And, to add to that, my friend is reading the book and he loves it! But, now I'm not so excited about the film anymore, I hope its great, but the Creature shop was my real motivation, and after that review and the knock off storm trooper, I'm not so excited.
  14. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Ok. Ok. Forgive me.

    Have you seen the photo on IMDB of Marvin, BTW? Makes me wanna cry...
  15. Docnzhoss

    Docnzhoss Well-Known Member

    Despite reported fallbacks, I am super psyched about this movie. The book is incredibly hilarious and well done. If the movie is half of the book it will be worth seeing. The cast is growing on me, yes even Mos Def as Ford Prefect, and I will be there in May ready to buy tickets.
  16. LadyHyde

    LadyHyde Well-Known Member

    Here come the Vogrons!

    Want to hear some of my poetry?

    I didn't quite imagine them looking like that when I read the book....

    And yes, I was wondering where Zaph's other head is...maybe they're adding it later.
  17. Harvey Towers

    Harvey Towers Well-Known Member

    I though that Dougla Adams always insisted on Stephen Moore playing Marvin for any medium?

    Not sure about Bill Nighy either - perhaps they need someone more bumbling for Slartibartfast (maybe Richard Griffiths who took over the role for the third radio series)

    To be frank, I'm not all that sure about Martin Freeman either and would have liked to have seen comedian Tony Hawks in the role of Arthur Dent.

    None of this will stop me seeing it though as I am looking forward to see the changes that have been made.
  18. Rowbes

    Rowbes Well-Known Member

    Wow. Three folks from Love Actually.

    As for Zaphod, I have to say Sam Rockwell was a perfect choice!! And not just because he's one of my favorite actors. The second head will not be omnipresent like the BBC series' manniquin head. Rather, we will see it occasionally for a few sight gags and then it will... er... retract.

    Before you soil yourselves at the thought of this blasphemy, just know that Adams is on record as saying the second head was a throw-away gag he wished he had never written.

    All we can do it hope for a decent movie. I am in the process of mentally separating the film from my memories of the books. I have learned not to build my hopes up too high for adaptions, remakes, sequels, and (shudder) prequels.
    Thank you George Lucas for teaching me this bitter lesson.
  19. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    I don't mind the cast at all, but the look of Marvin I find terrable. Somewhere deep inside I am still hoping that Marvin look is a decoy to make us think he looks worse than he wil turn out to be.

    That and the fact Zaphod has only two faces, not two heads makes me not want to see the film.

    But, as a loyal fan, I will be there in line to bye tickets too.



  20. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Ooops. I replied to the first page without looking at the second.

    Those Vogoons do not look like I imagined them, but they look better. Quite awesome!

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