Apparently, it's filming this year for a summer '05 release. According to this article: http://www.zap2it.com/movies/news/st...-20096,00.html ... one Martin Freeman has been cast as Arthur and Bill Nighy will be Slartibartfast. Okay, I've loved Bill Nighy in almost everything I've seen him in (and hope he got paid really well for Underworld), and the test for Slartibartfast is whether you can see him saying "it's a threat of sorts; I've heard their terribly effective". He passes. Freeman... I'm not so sure on. I admit, I wanted Hugh Laurie. Douglas Adams wanted Hugh Laurie. Is Hugh Laurie getting too long in the tooth to play Arthur? Because Freeman seemed awful young for the role in Love Actually, where he was one of the stand-ins. I've heard he's great on The Office, though.