Friday, March 16, 2012
The film is not a straight adaptation of the TV series and will not include the show’s cast, but it will feature some of the same themes and the same “techniques” as used in the semi-improvised Outnumbered by its young stars Tyger Drew-Honey, Daniel Roche and Ramona Marquez.
The comedy, with a working title of What We Did On Our Holiday will follow a family going through a tough time who undertake a road trip to Scotland for the grandfather’s 75th birthday but encounter chaos along the way. It will retain the same family structure as the series with two harassed parents trying to manage their three astute children.
Jenkin told Screen: “We’re taking the techniques from Outnumbered to make a distinctive but broadly appealing British comedy that reflects much of contemporary family life, and it should be unlike anything that’s been seen before. Andy and I are excited to be working with Origin and the BBC on this”.
Origin Pictures producer David Thompson said: “It’s brilliant to be working with the supremely talented duo of Guy and Andy who created BBC’s smash hit comedy Outnumbered, and using the same principles here to produce something really fresh, emotional and funny for the big screen. It’s encouraging there has been such success for British comedies over the last few years, ranging from In The Loop to The Inbetweeners, and we’re confident this film will reach a really wide audience.”
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