April 29, 2009
Gervais’s ‘Flanimals’ flock to big screen
British comedian Ricky Gervais's
Flanimals children's books are to be adapted as a 3-D animated feature film, Variety.com said.
Gervais, the co-creator and star of the British comedy series
The Office and
Extras, is to be the executive producer of
Flanimals and lend his voice to the lead character, an unlikely hero who sets out to change the world.
Like the books, the movie will be about a species of creatures
so ugly and misshapen they become cute and endearing, Variety.com said.
It will be great to play a short, fat, sweaty loser for a change, Gervais quipped.
A real stretch.