Sunday, May 24, 2009

Aha! Steve Coogan Confirms An Alan Partridge Film Is In The Works

Steve Coogan has confirmed that he is working on an Alan Partridge movie.

In an interview with BBC's Newsbeat he was asked:
Do you have plans to make an I'm Alan Partridge movie?

Yeah, we are planning on making a movie. We're talking at the moment. What it is we're not quite sure. But yes, there are plans afoot to make a film.

Have you got a storyline yet?

We have but I'm not going to tell you what it is.

What about the original cast members?

Some of them, hopefully. We'll see. I've got to sit down and decide what it is yet. People who like the TV series won't be disappointed.

Are you worried about making Alan Partridge funny in a feature-length film rather than just in a normal half-hour TV show?

That's a very good point. That's just something you need to be aware of. You need to be aware of that and it might mean you readdress the character, make him slightly more subtle or build up to it in a different way. But that's certainly something that's going to be on our minds but I think Alan is complex enough to sustain something longer.
An Alan partridge film has long been expected since the tv series finished, two years ago details of a film plot emerged in which Partridge’s latest attempt at a comeback would be thwarted when Middle Eastern terrorists storm the BBC offices.

Armando Iannucci (In The Loop), who Co-created Partridge, said back in 2005 he did not want to be involved in any Alan Partridge movie:
"Steve wants to do an Alan Partridge film, but I couldn't bear to go through that again. For me, the idea of spending two more years in a room with that voice is more than I can take."
Alan Partridge Talking To Irish Television Producers