British funnyman Ricky Gervais is planning to ditch his trademark brand of comedy, in a bid to reinvent himself as a serious film-maker. Gervais and his writing partner Stephen Merchant may have rocketed to fame after creating hit comedy series The Office and EXTRAS, but they are now keen to show their versatility. Gervais says, "After the next series of Extras, Stephen and I want to write a film, but it'll probably be drama rather than comedy."