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Any animated feature screening in Cannes in the wake of Pixar’s universally adored “Inside Out” was bound to seem like an anticlimax. And when the movie in question happens to be an adaptation of one of the most beloved children’s novels of all time, the potential for disappointment looms especially large. But to the sure relief of armchair aviators everywhere, director Mark Osborne’s “The Little Prince” turns out to be a respectful, lovingly reimagined take on Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s classic 1943 tale, which adds all manner of narrative bells and whistles to the author’s slender, lyrical story of friendship between a pilot and a mysterious extraterrestrial voyager, but stays true to its timeless depiction of childhood wonderment at odds with grown-up disillusionment. Independently made (on a reported $80 million budget) by French producer Dimitri Rassam, “The Little Prince” may lack the fast pace and high-concept storytelling of »
- Scott Foundas
Warwick Davis was an interesting foil for Ricky Gervais, but seems equally at home in more mainstream fare – even if it means some uncomfortable situations. For the last episode of his travel show, he’s on the Isle of Wight, where Davis continues to prove himself a good sport: whether that means attempting a headstand on a paddleboard or being hoisted up the mast of Shirley Robertson’s yacht. After that, paragliding looks positively straightforward. John Robinson
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- John Robinson, Ali Catterall, Graeme Virtue, David Stubbs, Ben Arnold, Jonathan Wright, Jack Seale
The making of threequels can be a thorny business, especially when it comes to the most beloved of franchises, but that hasn't held back the creation of some truly phenomenal third films.
With the recent arrival of the The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies in Sky Store, we're celebrating some of the best threequels out there:
The Harry Potter series gave us a unique chance to watch a group of young actors growing up over more than a decade from cute little kids to major stars with some serious blockbusters under their belts.
As with Jk Rowling's original novels, The Prisoner of Azkaban revealed the full potential of the series. It is darker and scarier, sure, but also richer and more complex with some great character moments from its young cast.
Director Alfonso Cuarón brings a touch of magic to »
Rock band Muse will also perform new single 'Mercy', the latest track to be premiered from their forthcoming seventh album Drones, which is released on June 8.
Schumer, star of Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer, will join Norton to discuss the hit series and her upcoming film Trainwreck, while Jackson will discuss his roles in summer blockbuster Avengers: Age of Ultron and upcoming adventure flick Big Game.
New movie Life on the Road sees former manager of Slough’s Wernham Hogg paper company return as a travelling salesman with dreams of pop stardom
The first image of Ricky Gervais as wannabe popstar David Brent – once of The Office, now a travelling salesman with a lust for fame – has hit the web ahead of the release of new mockumentary Life on the Road.
The big screen debut of the former manager of Slough’s Wernham Hogg paper company is due to film some time in 2015. It will focus on Brent’s life on tour with his band Foregone Conclusion 15 years after being made redundant from Wernham Hogg. The 50-year-old, now a urinal lozenge salesman, has cashed in his pension to pay for a band of expensive young session musicians because ticket receipts are not enough to cover their wages and a tour bus.
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- Ben Child
That's right, Ricky Gervais' much-loved (and much-hated) The Office character David Brent is looking for some free love on the free love freeway - the love is free and the freeway's long - in his very own cinematic spin-off. It's currently titled Life On The Road and set for an August 2016 release in the UK.The press release reads: "Now working as a rep selling cleaning (and ladies personal hygiene) products up and down the country, Brent hasn’t given up his dream of becoming a rock star - or more specifically, singer/songwriter for fledgling rock band Foregone Conclusion. As he assembles a group of mercenary session musicians, a talented sidekick for street cred and an overpriced yet underwhelmed tour manager, he embarks upon a self-financed UK tour coming to a venue near every major city near you."As well as the picture seen above, Gervais also issued »
The film will be based on the character of David Brent from the original UK version of The Office which ran for two seasons and two Christmas specials. The show famously spawned the hit multiple-seasoned Us version starring Steve Carell.
Here’s the release.
Twelve years ago, David Brent (Ricky Gervais) was a regional manager for a mid-level paper merchants. In Summer 2016, get ready to see him on the big screen as he chases fame and fortune in Life On The Road.
Now working as a rep selling cleaning (and ladies personal hygiene) products up and down the country, Brent hasn’t given up his dream of becoming a rock star – or more specifically, »
- Paul Heath
News that the film was pressing ahead landed a little while back now, but an official announcement this morning confirms that the title of the feature will be Life On The Road. Gervais is to star in the film, and is writing and directing as well. It will, of course, pick up the adventures of the character who first came to the screen in The Office.
The first outline plot details? Glad you asked.
"Twelve years ago, David Brent (Ricky Gervais) was a regional manager for a mid-level paper merchants. In Summer 2016, get ready to see him on the big screen as he chases fame and fortune in Life On The Road.
Now working as a »
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- Oli Davis
Karl Pilkington will return for more whinging adventures around the world later this year on Sky 1.
The Moaning of Life's second series will air in the autumn on the digital channel, which has unveiled a brand new teaser.
"I've been on the planet for 40 years now, and I'm still none the wiser as to what it's all about really," he said.
"I've never worried about life's big questions. People at my age sit about pondering about 'why are we here?' The only time I ever asked myself that is when Suzanne booked us a surprise holiday to Lanzarote."
The first series saw Karl delving into different topics such as death and love, and discovering how different nations and cultures handle them.
Ricky Gervais has secured the funding to make a movie based on 'The Office'. The 53-year-old star - who co-wrote and directed the original TV series, in which he starred as David Brent - has confirmed that the documentary-style film will be titled 'Life on the Road' and claimed it will end up like ''[Martin] Scorsese shooting The Rolling Stones''. He said: ''I'm so excited that the world will see what David Brent is up to now and where his future lies. ''This film delves much more into his private life than The Office ever did, and we really get to peel back the layers of this extraordinary, ordinary man.'' Since the first incarnation of 'The Office', which ran from 2001 until 2003, there have been numerous overseas spin-offs, including a hit Us version on NBC. Meanwhile, Gervais has reprised the role of David Brent for comedy appearances, »
Ricky Gervais has never come close to topping The Office.s David Brent. While that.s a tad disappointing, it.s also completely understandable when you consider just how well written the character was. But it turns out that Brent.s journey is far from over, because it.s now been confirmed that The Office spinoff film, Life On The Road, has received financing over in Cannes. Variety confirmed that Life On The Road will be financed by Entertainment One and BBC Films, while a distribution deal has also been orchestrated with eOne Features and eOne for the United Kingdom and Australia/New Zealand too. It.s hardly surprising that BBC Films decided to take a punt on Life On The Road as they produced The Office too. Much like The Office, Life On The Road will be a mockumentary that revolves around a crew catching up with Ricky Gervais »
Directed, written by and starring Ricky Gervais, Life On The Road sees a documentary crew catching up with Brent – former star of hit series The Office and now working as a travelling salesman – as he chases his dream of rock stardom by self-financing a UK tour with his band, “Foregone Conclusion”.
Gervais last reprised his role as Brent in the web series Learn Guitar With David Brent and before that the short film The Return of Brent from 2013. The original U.K. »
- Brian Welk
After success with The Office, Extras and Derek, actor-comedian Ricky Gervais is returning to his most iconic role of David Brent for the feature film Life On the Road, which has now secured financing.
BBC Films and Entertainment One have jointly set up a deal for the new film, which will see office manager/singer-songwriter Brent in a new documentary feature which follows his life as a travelling salesman. eOne will distribute the film in the UK as well as in New Zealand and Australia, and will look to sell the film internationally as well, which shouldn’t be too hard given the affection for the character and The Office across the globe.
On the news, Gervais said in a statement: “I’m so excited that the world will see what David Brent is up to now and where his future lies. This film delves much more into his private »
- Scott J. Davis
There's The Office and then there's The Office. For many, that name conjures up images of Steve Carell and John Krasinski's hijinks, Mindy Kaling obsessing over B.J. Novak, and Craig Robinson routinely being the funniest person in the room. For others, however, the first thing that pops into their minds is Ricky Gervais's inexplicable David Brent, dancing and gyrating to calcified pop rock, or the great Martin Freeman flirting with Lucy Davis at the front desk. The former bid farewell to network television a few years ago, but the return of David Brent is seemingly imminent, as Entertainment One and BBC Films announced today that they will be co-funding and distributing Life on the Road, a feature-length film wherein a documentary crew catches up with Brent once again. [caption id="attachment_458425" align="alignright" width="350"] Image via BBC[/caption] "BBC Films is thrilled to be supporting David Brent in this exciting new phase of his career, »
- Chris Cabin
Everyone’s favorite terrible boss is coming back. Ricky Gervais has just secured financing for Life on the Road, a spinoff film which will pick up with The Office‘s David Brent years after his stint at Wernham Hogg Paper. So what exactly has he been up to? Get the latest updates on the Ricky Gervais The Office spinoff after […]
- Angie Han
Brent still believes he can make in the music industry, and claims that the film will end up like "Scorsese shooting The Rolling Stones".
Announcing the project's funding, Gervais said: "I'm so excited that the world will see what David Brent is up to now and where his future lies.
"This film delves much more into his private life than The Office ever did, and we really get to peel back the layers of this extraordinary, ordinary man."
Gervais has previously said that Life on the Road is "almost a musical".
eOne will distribute the film in the UK, Australia and New Zealand and commences world sales on the Croisette.
Gervais write and will direct the mockumentary, which follows the notorious former middle-manager at a paper merchant as he adapts to life as a travelling salesman and self-finances a UK tour with his band, Foregone Conclusion.
“I’m so excited that the world will see what David Brent is up to now and where his future lies,” said Gervais.
“This film delves much more into his private life than The Office ever did and we really get to peel back the layers of this extraordinary, ordinary man.” »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Ricky Gervais‘ spinoff movie from British TV series “The Office” will reunite the comedian with David Brent as he follows his “Life on the Road.” The film will be financed by Entertainment One (eOne) in association with BBC Films, the company announced on Tuesday. Worldwide sales of the film will launch in Cannes through eOne Features, and eOne will also directly distribute it in the U.K. and Australia/New Zealand. Directed, written by and starring Gervais, “Life on the Road” continues the story of Brent, who is now working as a traveling salesman and chasing his dream of rock »
- Debbie Emery
Ricky Gervais’ Life On The Road, which re-unites the comedian with his most famous creation David Brent, has locked down financing from Entertainment One and BBC Films. Gervais is writing, directing as well as starring in the film, which eOne will distribute in the UK and Australia/New Zealand as well as handling international sales. Life On The Road follows Brent as a documentary crew catches up with him as he adapts to life as a traveling salesman. “I'm so excited that… »
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