[Movies] Blackadder Creator Talks About A Possible Movie
Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.07.2013
He doesn't see it happening...
In an interview with Yahoo, Blackadder creator and writer Richard Curtis said that a film version of the series was "unlikely".
When asked about Rowan Atkinson saying in 2011 he was "keen" to reprise the role, he replied: "I don't believe that! If Rowan's really keen, that would be interesting to hear but he hasn't said it to me. We went away for a weekend a decade ago to see whether we could work out a way of doing it and we never could, so I'm sure it won't happen. I think it'll be quite unlikely that there will be a Blackadder movie."
The BBC sitcom starred Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, Tim McInnerny and Rik Mayall. It was written by Curtis and Ben Elton and ran from 1983-1989. It followed character Edmund Blackadder through several different generations. Atkinson has met with producer John Lloyd to talk about making it a film.
Curtis did say they discussed a film years ago. He added: "We did say when we were young, if ever we did Blackadder again, it would be when we are old. We thought we should wait 30 years and then vent our anger at the younger generation in the way that the original Blackadder was venting our anger as young men about older men and how messed up the world was, particularly in the First World War. So it's not impossible but I think it would be too painful."