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David Brent to Embarrass Himself on the Big Screen?

British television icons David Brent and Vicky Pollard might be heading to the big screen, courtesy of the BBC.

The Hollywood Reporter has filed a report from London indicating that the BBC is considering several of its hit comedies for feature film adaptations, including the original UK version of The Office, Little Britain, and Extras.

"Many of the comedy talents we work with ultimately want to paint on a bigger canvas," said Kenton Allen, BBC's head of comedy talent, "and this relationship with BBC Films means that we can now offer them that opportunity."

The films would be produced through a unique collaboration between in-house feature film division BBC Films and the comedy department of the BBC. The idea comes at a time when BBC Films is looking to increase its slate of comedy projects. Additionally, the team will work with writers and performers to develop new feature film concepts. BBC Films previously released comedy features Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story and Confetti and hopes to focus more on this genre.

While no deals are currently in place to bring the exploits of The Office's Wernham-Hogg staff or Little Britain's deranged denizens to the big screen, I'm excited by the sheer possibility of seeing David Brent erupt into a spontaneous dance sequence on a 15-foot screen.


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