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Hitchhiker film deal
date: 15 Aug 1998

In August, a deal with Disney (Hollywood Pictures) for the feature film of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy was closed, with development starting in 1998 for release in summer 2000. TDV has already started work on the spin-off computer game (h2g2) from the film.

TDV and Douglas Adams worked with Kenneth Kleinberg and Christine Cuddy of Kleinberg, Lopez, Lange, Brisbin & Cuddy, LLP, on the lengthy negotiations with Disney on the movie deal.

Roger Birnbaum of Spyglass (formerly Caravan Pictures) will produce and Jay Roach, of 'Austin Powers' fame, is to direct.

Douglas Adams has already delivered the first draft of the screenplay and is now at work on the next.



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