Gervais may build on Brent's successful rebirth as a musician.
He’s proving to be one of the U.K’s most enduring characters, is David Brent. And now Ricky Gervais has revealed plans for the erstwhile Wernham Hogg manager to make an on-screen return in the form of a behind the scenes tour.
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"I think I’ve got something, but I’m still working on it – the music side of it is really a Trojan horse for something else I want to try," Gervais told The Sunday Times in an interview.
"It’s just an idea. I want to do a tour, a little tour – and people think they’re seeing a tour. I film it, but actually it’s Brent who thinks he’s making a Scorsese-type thing of On the Road. Of course, behind the scenes, it is so much sadder and more poignant. It’s Spinal Tap meets sad Scorsese meets Anvil. It’s more of the breakdown of this man who thought he was going to be something else."
Fans of Brent have had the chance to see the paper merchant-turned-musician live while he tours with his band, Foregone Conclusion. Initially, his return came in the form of a mini special filmed for Comic Relief. This lead to a comedy video for Equality Street and a series of spoof guitar tutorials on YouTube.
"The reason I didn’t bring Brent back before is that I wanted to do lots of other things first, but secretly I do want to do something else. It has to be right, it has to be justified. It can’t be an unwanted encore. It can’t even be a wanted encore, because people don’t know what they want,” added Gervaid.
Currently, Gervais is promoting his latest film, Muppets Most Wanted, which sees the 52-year-old join the gang as Dominic Badguy, who teams up with Muppet newcomer, the ‘evil frog’ Constantine aka ‘Number One International Criminal’.