Is there a Blackadder movie in the pipeline?

Yahoo UK Movies News2 August 2013

'Blackadder' could be returning... in movie form.

The show's creator John Lloyd has revealed that he and Rowan Atkinson, who played the wily Edmund Blackadder, have a cunning plan in mind.

“Rowan and I had this great idea, because we are all getting a bit old, of doing a kind of 'Dad's Army',” he said.

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“They are a platoon in Walmington-on-Sea where they get kidnapped by a German submarine and taken to Colditz. They then have to escape.

“Because Tony Robinson is probably very near 70 by now he would be just about the right age. We'd do it as a 'Blackadder' - it would make a good movie, I think.”

Such talk is likely to send fans of the classic comedy show into rapture.

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Though there have been a number of specials, the series has never before made it to the big screen.

The show ran over four series from 1983 to 1989, starring Atkinson as the charismatic but down-trodden Blackadder and Tony Robinson as his dogsbody Baldrick.

It featured a wealth of British comedy talent among its cast, including Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Rik Mayall, Miranda Richardson and Tim McInnerny, and was written by Ben Elton and Richard Curtis.

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