Ricky Gervais is underway on production of Special Correspondents, his remake of Frédéric Auburtin's Envoyés Très Spéciaux, a comedy about a journalist faking frontline war reports from the safety of his own home. In the do-over, the lead reporter is to be played by Eric Bana, this time hiding out about in an apartment in Manhattan and filing radio reports he's falsified with his technician who, it seems, will be played by Gervais himself. Netflix today announced that they've acquired the film for a worldwide premiere in 2016. This quote from Gervais came with the press release. "Having shaken up the TV industry, Netflix is about to do the same to Hollywood. It's great to be part of the changing future. Ted Sarandos is the new Godfather of entertainment and he made me an offer I couldn't refuse." Whether anybody will ever get to see Special Correspondents in cinemas remains to be seen, but this is one facet of Netflix's ongoing march into movie distribution that troubles me. Shouldn't films made for the big screen get the treatment they deserve? Once Gervais is done with Special Correspondents he'll get back to work on musical mockumentary David Brent: Life on the Road for BBC Films. That one's all but guaranteed a run in UK cinemas, I think, though I wouldn't be surprised to see it go straight to Netflix around the rest of the world.