BBC Films announced today that Ricky Gervais is bringing back his popular character David Brent from the original U.K. version of The Office for a new theatrical spin-off movie entitled Life on the Road, which will go into production next year. Check out the first official image from the movie, then take a look at the official press release below for more details.
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.
Are you excited to Ricky Gervais return as David Brent? It remains to be seen if any other original cast members of The Office (U.K.) will be returning, such as Martin Freeman, Mackenzie Crook or Lucy Davis, but we'll keep you posted as soon as new information comes in.