Been a while since I was last here, but just saw something interesting…
Was at Conway Hall in the Holborn area of London on my way home. There was a guy hanging art up on the wall, science fiction sketches, clearly pre production artwork of some kind.
I asked him about it and he said it was for the Red Dwarf Movie that never got made! Asked for his name and he told me it was “Henry”, that’s all. There were two pieces I saw, one with scenes of a corridor (very Alien Nostromo-style), the other with some sort of four-armed combat robot.
Didn’t expect to see that today. See if you can take a look if you’re in the area.
i highly doubt it since the movie was meant to be a full-on reboot of the series, “beginning before the series started, and then goes off in a direction that the series didn’t go off on. So it’s set up and then has it’s own story, complete in itself, whilst still being able to assemble the cast that we know and love.” so presumably it would’ve actually started with the crew and holly already being alive and such.
i think there’s movie storyboards of lister arriving on the ship and then it leaving some kind of space station orbiting earth, so it seems more likely it would’ve adapted parts of the first red dwarf novel.