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chances of it being alarmingly like Alan's attempts to get a second series, but real?
to Partridge's electronic gadget. Without the first, the second has no purpose. Apparently, Iannucci can't stand spending months locked in a room with "that voice." I heard Coogan stays in character even during rehearsals. That would drive me insane.
and I heard it's set in America. I don't think Peter Baynham is involved either. When they tried to make a film before, Patrick Marber had returned. As good a writer as he is, I don't think Alan Partridge fits a movie at all. Knowing our luck, it'll just be Coogan writing it. He's a great performer but not the strongest writer.
Alan Partridge: The Ultimate Disaster Movie ?
Mad coke head with lots of ideas, most of which aren't funny. He needs Ianucci's input.
Plus, in a movie isn't 'stuff' supposed to happen? My favourite parts of IAP are when he's bored and nothing is happening.
I thought Alan hated America?
"The name's Tex."
"No, Tex, as in Texas."
Iannucci certainly isn't a comedy Midas, half of what he does is shite.
apart from Lab Rats, which he produced, what has he done that has been shite?
Time Trumpet was crap. The Friday Night Armistice was good for a bit, but was pretty weak overall. His Observer column was never funny. The Post Office adverts are crap.
as is Time Trumpet. Friday night Armisitice is good. Post Office adverts.....who gives a shit. They're adverts, they give him financial stability so he can work on his other projects.
Either you've not seen Around The World In 80 Days, or you've had a lobotomy without me noticing.
last interview i read with coogan, from a few weeks ago, said that he'd be writing it with iannucci and baynham and talked about having meetings with them recently.
if it's not written by that three, they shouldn't make it, obv.
rectification is needed on this. I shall henceforth venture unto the net's heart of darkness to retrieve what crumbs of information I can on said matter. Wish me luck.
Gives me a lot more hope but I STILL don't think there should be an Alan Partridge movie. Make another series instead.
the second one tails off badly as it is. but the (artistic) success of 'in the loop' makes me think this could be good.
he's said he's embarrassed by how broad the second partridge series got so i don;t think he'd do it unless he thought it would be great.
From the Onion AV Club interview:
AVC: So what’s the status of the Alan Partridge movie?
SC: The status is that it’s going to happen. I’m taking meetings about it next week. It’s getting the three most important people—we’ve sort of splintered. It’s getting us all in the same space so we can actually focus on it. That’s now starting to happen. It was also something that for a while, I felt ambivalent about, but I want to do it and get it done.
AVC: The three are you, Armando Iannucci, and who else?
SC: Peter Baynham, who is based in America now, and wrote Borat. It’s very difficult trying to get the three of us in one room. We’re having to do Skype and conference calls at the moment. But it’s now become sort of a real thing, and it’s something I want to do. The character, almost despite his success, as a character still makes me laugh. I still find him funny. I still find myself jotting things down, going, “Oh this would be a funny thing for him to do.” Which is a great thing, when a character just exists in your head. You can play with him. The weird thing is that sometimes I play with a character in my head that happens to become very successful, and everybody knows. I have to remember that although it can feel like they own him, they don’t totally own him, and he’s still this thing my pals and I came up with.
I will of course think its a brilliant idea and always have thought it was a brilliant idea if its funny.