Many serious movie sites have picked up on what actor Stephen Fry had to say about the TV show Blackadder in a webchat we had here on June 14 ( http://www.douglasadams.se/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9448
We sometimes talk of future B'Adder plotlines, the 60s, WWII, that sort of thing. But it never comes to much. A lot of feeling that we left it (discounting the milennium special) on such a high note that it would be a bad idea to go back. Chatted to Rowan at the w/end, he's doing a Bean movie in France and confided that he missed the joys of B'adder rehearsals and all that. But there's nothing worse than an overweight boxer past his prime lumbering into the ring past his sell by date. Best not risk it, eh? (...) Ben Elton wanted to do a B'Adder movie set in the Russian Revolution, with a Russian branch of the family ... he had some BRILLIANT ideas .. maybe that'll happen one day ...
Sites like www.darkhorizons.com
picked up on this story and headlined their frontpages with things like "Blackadder movie on the way" and "Atkinson Developing Black Adder Film".
Now, only an idiot or an extreme optimist would interperate what Stephen said as "we are shooting the film as we speak, and it should be out next week". Nobody, as we speak, is making a Blackadder movie. There are possibly ideas for one, but from there to shooting is from here to the moon.
And when serious sites like those mentioned above quote from live webchats without linking to those chats, then you know that they are building castles in the air.