Ricky Gervais is resurrecting his The Office character David Brent once again, this time in the form of the Office movie. Official confirmation has arrived that Gervais plans on shooting a feature film spinoff of The Office next year, with the story following David Brent going on the road as a musician. Titled Life on the Road, the BBC Films production picks up 15 years after we last saw Brent, who is now a sales rep selling cleaning products up and down the country. Shot mockumentary-style like The Office, the film finds Brent being followed on his self-financed UK tour that sees him following his dream of becoming a rock star. The pic will be filmed in the UK, but is poised to have a worldwide release.
That’s about all the information we have at the moment, but fans of The Office—and Brent in particular—should be pleased to hear that a full film is on the way. Check out an image of Gervais in character for Life on the Road after the jump, along with the press release.
Image and press release via Film Divider.
Multi award winning comedy actor, writer & director Ricky Gervais is developing a brand new movie, based on his creation David Brent, the focus of his global hit series, The Office.
Life on the Road is currently being developed with BBC Films and goes in to production in 2015. We find out what Brent is doing now and what’s happened in the last 15 years since his redundancy from his beloved Wernham Hogg. He’s a sales rep now, selling cleaning products up and down the country, but has never really given up on his dream of being a rock star.
Brent is followed on his self-financed UK tour. He thinks it’ll be like Scorsese filming the Rolling Stones, but it turns out to be a “Where are they now?” documentary. He has to take a few weeks off work and cash in a couple of pensions, because the session musicians in the band are costing him more than he’s getting in ticket sales. Tragic.
The movie will be filmed in the UK but due to its global appeal will be distributed worldwide. The Office is the most successful British Comedy of all time, shown in over 100 countries with remakes in 8, including US, Chile and most recently the Czech Republic.