Ricky Gervais Wants a Movie Featuring 'The Office' Boss David Brent
Though NBC's comedy series "The Office" just had its final season early this summer, the original series from the United Kingdom has been finished for ten years. Creator and star Ricky Gervais just recently returned to the role of ignorant and embarrassing former Wernham Hogg Paper Company boss David Brent for "The Office Revisited" (which you can watch in full here), and it sounds like he might be leading up to a feature film continuation of his story. THR (via The Playlist) recently did a big profile on Gervais where he indicated a current plan in action online that is already laying the groundwork for a future film.
Right now, YouTube has a series Learn Guitar with David Brent, and it's pretty self-explanatory. As fans know, Brent has always been keen on becoming a professional musician, and Gervais hopes that these videos "will be the basis for a movie about Brent trying to make it in the music industry." Along with that plan, Gervais also wants to put together a real record deal to release material as David Brent, and he's already rehearsing with a band that will perform at some charity events coming up later this year. Along with "The Office Revisited" was this music video for Equality Street, and it's as awkward as you'd expect:
The question is whether or not Brent's cringeworthy personality can sustain a feature-length film. Brent's antics worked as one of the ensemble members of the original series, but we're not sure if we could spend 90 minutes with him in a movie theater. Of course, if Steve Coogan can bring Alan Partridge from the small screen to movie theaters, than Gervais should have no problem making this project happen. After all, "The Office" has a pretty big following, and this wouldn't be all that expensive of a production, so it just makes sense, especially since Gervais wouldn't do it if he didn't think it was of the utmost quality of comedy.