I felt it was time I posted explaining why the success of a Hitchikers Movie is unlikely to help Red Dwarf get made.
Douglas Adams was always adamant that he wanted a British Movie made in Britain, by Brits. Like Red Dwarf. For many years he tried, and failed to get it funded. Like Red Dwarf. The owner of the concept died. Unlike Red Dwarf. The owners of his estate sold it to an American firm. Unlike Red Dwarf.
And thus the movie is funded and made.