Ricky Gervais will be taking to the big screen as he resurrects David Brent made famous by the hit TV show The Office. BBC Films will be Producing the movie which is due to hit screens 2015.

Love him or hate him, David Brent is one of the most popular characters to hit British TV in the last 15 years. The Office became a 3 series smash in the UK and spawned a US remake which ran for nine seasons and starred Steve Carrell, Ed Helms, John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson and Jenna Fischer. The show, originally created by Gervais and Stephen Merchant made household names of Mackenzie Crook and Martin Freeman who have both starred in major blockbuster movies not least The Hobbit of which Freeman plays Bilbo Baggins.

The press release states:

He’s a sales rep now, selling cleaning products up and down the country, but has never really given up on his dream of being a rock star.

What do you think about the character being brought back? Should he be left alone on his ‘freelove freeway’? Let us know in the comments section below.

Here’s one of our favourite moments from the TV show. More as we get it.