As you already may know, “the hitchhiker’s guide” was not nominated at the Oscars this year. Sadly, even if « So long » was contender for the shortlist for 'Best Song', it was finally not nominated. Don’t know for you, but no need to say, I didn’t watch the Oscars!!
Anyway, Empire had a much better taste and they have nominated H2F2 for Best British Film and Best Comedy at their Empire Awards. Winners will be announces on March 13.
Meanwhile, it could be great to check what the guys who worked on the movie are all doing now.
Nick and Garth (aka Hammer & Tongs) are still very busy making commercials and music vids (Hot Chip, Beck,…). And they are still optimistic about making a new movie (in fact they were trying to find money for it when their agent send them the Hitchhiker’s script). As Garth wrote on H&T website some weeks ago : “French sales house Celluloid Dreams is to part-finance and our next film – Son of Rambow (working title.) We’re very excited and will keep this page updated with news as and when it happens...”
Martin Freeman (Arthur Dent) has just released a Motown songs collection CD : “Martin Freeman presents… Made to measure”. It includes 20 classic soul tracks. He also starred in some new movies : “Confetti” (a British improvised comedy), and mainly as the lead role in “The good night” (a US/UK movie with Gwyneth Paltrow, Penelop Cruz, Danny De Vito,…). He has also been back on stage last autumn in “Blue eyes and heels” at the Soho Theatre in London.
Mos Def (Ford Prefect) is starring in “16 blocks” which has been just released in the US. The movie, directed by Richard Donner (Lethal weapon series) also stars Bruce Willis. Mos Def will also star soon in “Journey to the end of the night” and “The Brazilian Job” (a follow up to The Italian job).
Zooey Deschanel (Trillian) is very busy and will work with former Hitchhiker’s staff and cast. In 2006, she will star in “Live free or die”, “flakes” (co-written by Karey Kirpatrick)”, “the go-better” and “the assassination of Jesse James by the coward Robert Ford” (with Sam Rockwell).
Sam Rockwell (Zaphod) is a lazy guy. He will only star in "the assassination of Jesse James by the coward Robert Ford” (with Zooey but also Brad Pitt) and also in a drama “Snow angels”.
Bill Nighy (Slartibartfast) will star in “Pirates of the Caribbean” 2 & 3, “Notes on a scandal”, “Stormbreaker” (a movie based on the famous best-selling series of Alex Rider novels by English writer Anthony Horowitz and also starring Stephen Fry) and the animation comedy “Flushed away”. He was of course in “Underworld Evolution” which have been released earlier this year and also in “The Constant Gardener” (a drama thriller with Ralph Fiennes).
In 2006, Warwick Davies and Alan Rickman (body and voice of Marvin) will star together in “Harry Potter and the order of the Phoenix”. Both are attached to the Harry Potter movies from the start (Alan as Professor Severus and Warwick as Professor Filius Flitwick).