Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, journeyman Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
Directed by Garth Jennings. Written by Douglas Adams and Karey Kirkpatrick. Starring Martin Freeman, Sam Rockwell, Mos Def and Zooey Deschanel.
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The movie was first optioned in 1982 by producers Ivan Reitman, Joe Medjuck and Michael C. Gross. Douglas Adams wrote three drafts for them per his contract. During this time, Medjuck and Gross were considering Bill Murray or Dan Aykroyd to play Ford Prefect, but then Aykroyd sent them his idea for "Ghost Busters" and they did that movie instead.
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