Don’t Panic

Update: Apparently, Amazon is no longer playing the trailer. No need to panic, though. The lovely people at Twitch have dug up this lovely hi-res QuickTime version.

I’ve been sick since Tuesday afternoon and am just now getting back on my feet, so this morning has been a mad dash to get caught up on all of the stuff that’s happened since I became bedridden. Right near the top of my list was catching the new trailer for the upcoming Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy movie.

It’s been awhile since I’ve read any of the books, but I absolutely loved them. I’m not a rabid fan by any means, but even so, anytime a book as quirky, offbeat, and well-beloved as Hitchhiker’s is made into a movie, there’s going to be concerns.

Much of what I’d heard was promising, and the teaser that came out last year certainly seemed to have the right tone. But now that the official trailer is out, I can honestly say that I’m one giggly little schoolgirl. Head on over to Amazon and you’ll see why.

My only complaint, other than the fact that the trailer is only available as Flash, is that we don’t get to hear Alan Rickman as Marvin the Paranoid Android. But other than that, I love it. It looks fantastic, perfectly capturing the zany humor and not burying it under loads of CGI and special effects (which look great too). Needless to say, I can’t wait for April 29 to come around.