British Duo stick out their thumbs

“Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy” is one of those projects that seems destined to never get off the ground. But, alas, a titbit in Variety offers hope for lovers of the laugh-tastic serial. According to the trade, Garth Jennings and Nick Goldsmith have been hired to direct the flick – their first. ‘We finally cracked the story,’ Spyglass Films partner Roger Birnbaum explains, ‘and hired these clever English fellows to make sure that the picture is visually inventive and funny and accessible to contemporary audiences while still connected to the book Douglas wrote almost 25 years ago.