Steve Coogan plans big screen remake of BBC comedy Cruise of the Gods. Steve Coogan is in talks to star in a feature film version of his 2002 BBC comedy one-off Cruise of the Gods. Screenwriters Michael Handelman and David Guion confirmed that they are working on a big screen adaptation of the special. The original starred Rob Brydon failed actor Andy Van Allen, who is unable to move on from his brief success in an ’80s science-fiction show. Coogan played Nick Lee, Van Allen’s former co-star who has since established a successful acting career. Handelman explained: “Cruise Of The Gods was never shown here [in the US], so we are remaking it. “Ours is called The Great Beyond and it’s the same basic premise about two actors who were on a TV show some years ago. One became very successful and one has never worked again and has never been able to work out his hatred of the past.” “Steve played the guy who went on to be a star in the original one, but will play the guy who did not become a star in the new one,” he said. “We’re still talking about [who his co-star will be] but I think the idea would be to find an American star to pair him with”.