In a chat with The Playlist, Steve Coogan has confirmed that the long-awaited Alan Partridge movie will shoot next year.
While promoting The Trip, which is screening during the Tribeca Film Festival, Coogan claimed that he was in the midst of writing a big-screen spin-off for his best-loved character.
Speaking about the Partridge movie, Coogan stated: "We left it behind for a while, but we came back to it because we got a few ideas.
"We’re writing it right now, going to shoot it next year. Don’t know who will direct it, but Pete Baynham [Borat] and Armando Iannucci are writing it with me. We’ve already started it."
Alan recently returned for Mid Morning Matters, a series of Fosters-sponsored webisodes that were surprisingly high-quality.
The character was born on the radio and made his first TV appearance on The Day Today. He flew solo in faux-chatshow Knowing Me, Knowing You before coming into his own in I'm Alan Partridge.
As every incarnation has provided endlessly-quotable hilarity, a Partridge movie has been at the top of fans' wishlists since forever.
Looks like we won't have to wait too much longer…
Source: The Playlist
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