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
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
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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.