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.