For the first time since the announcement of their official implication in the h2g2 movie last october, Nick Goldsmith has writen an entry on Hammer & Tong’s official website : “So we are just 6 weeks away from the start of shooting on Hitchhikers. All is going extremely well, and the team is stronger than ever check out ASYLUM who are doing all of our SFX on the film.”

Like Hammer & Tongs themselves, or Shynola the team which will make the guide entry graphics, Asylum is an english team and has worked a lot in advertising. But unlike Hammer & Tongs and Shynola, they are a much older and more established company.

Asylum is “established for 20 years, Asylum has an unrivaled reputation for world-class model making and special effects. Consistently delivering exemplary standards of design, engineering and craftsmanship for film, television, exhibition and events. Asylum are responsible for the BBC2 identities, much of the Body Zone at the Millennium Dome, the fully workable figures and vehicles for the Bob the Builder LIVE! stage show as well as countless feature films and well-known TV commercials for Reebok, Guinness, BT, BP, Mercedes, BMW and Shell. Purpose built facilities allow most projects and processes to be developed and handled on-site. As well as extensive engineering and construction facilities, our workshops include modelmaking, costume, fabrication and molding departments, whilst our in-house CAD design/CNC facilities allows rapid protyping. Asylum also offer a number of costumes and rigs for hire. Please contact us for more information and for daily rates.”

Here is Asylum website : CLICK HERE