After Alan Partridge's seamless transition to the big screen, it was only a matter of time.
Ricky Gervais has revealed plans to make a movie starring his Office character, David Brent.
The comedian recently resurrected the former Wernham Hogg boss for Comic Relief, followed by of a series of YouTube videos titled Learn Guitar With David Brent.
Gervais said the video series "will be the basis for a movie about Brent trying to make it in the music industry".
The Brent revival will continue with an album of music by Gervais's alter-ego. He has received "ridiculous offers from major record labels all over the world for a David Brent album" and is currently in discussion with Fiction Records, home of Elbow, over a deal.
Gervais, 52, who will also star in the new Muppets movie, has been rehearsing with a band for an expected live musical performance by Brent at a charity concert later this year.
First aired in 2001, The Office returned for a Red Nose Day special this year, catching up with Brent, who had now become a music industry talent manager.
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa and The Inbetweeners movie, which will spawn a sequel next year, have demonstrated the potential for cinema spin-offs of British television successes.
Where Alan Partridge was largely a UK phenomenon, a big screen version of The Office will benefit from international brand awareness.
The original "mockumentary" series was remade in many different countries, including the US where a hit version starring Steve Carell, ran for eight years.
- The Independent