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After their successful completion of the Hitchhikers Guide Radio Series, Dirk Maggs' Above the Title Productions are adapting the Dirk Gently Trilogy... including the unfinished Salmon of Doubt.

Taking his cue from Adams' uncertainty about whether Salmon of Doubt would be a Hitchhikers book or a Dirk Gently book, Maggs plans to incorporate elements from Hitchhikers in the the adaptation of Salmon of Doubt using elements Adams wrote during his composition of the book.

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency is already completed and broadcast, and Maggs also plans a Hitchhikers character crossover in the adaptation of the second book, The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul.



Ian McKellen to lead in ITV's The Prisoner remake
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2008/jun/30/itv.television?gusrc=rss&feed=media
ITV1 has confirmed that Sir Ian McKellen and Jim Caviezel will star in the network's reinvention of the 1960s thriller, The Prisoner, to be broadcast next year. Caviezel, who shot to fame playing the role of the idealist private Witt in The Thin Red Line, has been cast in the Patrick McGoohan role as Number Six, the hero who finds himself trapped in a mysterious and surreal place known as The Village, with no memory of how he arrived....

The Times - I Helped Patrick McGoohan Escape
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzUCCl9YaBQ




(pic via marchenland)

In case you missed it, long-lost footage from Metropolis has come to light in Argentina, comprising a massive third of the screentime of the current cut and making the film's plot much more cohesive and coherent. Wonderful news.
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Hmm. not sure how i feel about a prisoner remake. how about you?
Given that Tom Cruise was pushing very very hard to leech onto the John Drake roll, I think it could have been much, much worse.
I'm generally fairly positive about remakes when I hear about them—if nothing else BSG has taught me updating things can take a good show to a much wider audience, and sometimes make it so much better than the original as well.

I doubt this'll happen this time, but it has potential, especially given the surveillance society thing is a lot more relevant now than it was then.

If nothing else, it may get people re interested in watching the original, which not enough people have done. I only recently watched the whole show through, I'd only ever watched repeats before, but miss_s_b owns the box set—I think I'd have moved in on the strengh of her DVD collection alone...
Sweet jesus, I don't even want to imagine...

I fear, however, that I'll wish I'd imagined the remake.