It should be mentioned that "exactly as the book told it" freaks won't enjoy this movie, although it's quite intentional.
Adams changed little things in every rendition of the story, so that the book, BBC radio play, BBC TV program, etc never all match up properly. The movie will have that as well. For instance, due to the way Zaphod's heads are rearranged, he won't be wearing a covered birdcage on it at that one party.
In fact, if what I've seen is true...
He has the extra body parts amputated and sold for some information or tool regarding the Improbability Drive.
I do hope this does well enough to continue. I want to see SEP fields, the flying house party that never ends, and the starship with the warp engine that sounds like a hundred thousand people simultaneously saying "Wop."
Those who are interested in reading the stories without having to buy the books can look here . Although I would really only reccomend the first three. "So Long" is a bit overly mushy and rather odd, and "Mostly Harmless" was a book he only wrote because he was contractually obligated to, and he reinforced that with the ending, whereupon (and don't say I didn't warn you)
all parallel Earths are wiped out at once, killing everyone involved and erasing all the events that occured through the whole story, as well as the creation of Earth itself.
I know some people don't like to write sequels, but jeese louise.