Adrian Chiles has the most Adrian Chiles response ever to fans wanting his mundane columns in cinemas
Posted by  badge Boss on Nov 29, 2023 - 11:07PM
Adrian Chiles is fans’ top pick for The Guardian’s cinematic debut (Picture: Ash Knotek/Shutterstock)

has signed a first-look deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment, meaning some of its stories could be coming to the big screen.

It gives SPE the development rights to any current and developing news stories, as well as the paper’s 200-year archive.

In the excitement over the deal, X (Twitter) users have shared their picks for articles which could be developed – including’ iconic column.

‘Coming to a cinema near you,’ wrote James Felton, sharing a picture of the 56-year-old’s column titled ‘I thought it was , then I realise I wasn’t alone’.

The replies were filled with Adrian’s classic headlines including the time he discovered an or the.

And approached for comment, Adrian reacted to the news by referencing .

He told ‘I’d been hoping to get a bidding war going for the option on my first full-length feature – working title: “The Urinal” – but now I suppose I’ll have to go with Sony.’

Adrian is keen to see his masterpieces on the big screen (Picture: Getty Images)

The column in question is, of course, his 2022 masterpiece ‘I have a urinal in my flat and it has changed my life – so why are people appalled?’

In the Guardian article, he wrote he is ‘very proud’ of the urinal and is ‘a great enthusiast for urinals in the home,’ even though women ‘have been known to retch at the very sight of it.’

Calls for the column to be adapted for the big screen comes as Sony is set to announce three option deals which are already in place, and The Guardian has similar agreements with Netflix, the BBC and Sky.

Diving into the presenter’s popular column, users were suggesting other viral stories for adaptation into documentaries or fiction for the Adrian Chiles Column Cinematic Universe.

‘Can’t wait for Adrian Chiles: The Movie,’ joked one user attaching an image of a column titled the dog has a cough – and I’m £80 poorer.

Adrian’s incredible columns include a story of him getting a nose wax, and fans want them in the cinemas (Picture: Jam Press)

The time Adrian panic-bought a dartboard only to discover he was a mediocre player was put forward by another person saying: ‘Make a film of this you cowards.’

A third laughed: ‘If Sony makes any of these they’re looking at Endgame/Barbie box office numbers.’

‘Can’t wait to see the big screen adaptation of Adrian Chiles’s urinal story,’ agreed a fourth user.

In a statement about the Guardian deal, Sony Pictures Televison’s Wayne Garvie, President, International Production said: ‘To be able to draw on The Guardian’s extraordinary journalism, past, present and future, to create a new generation of dramas, documentaries and movies, is an incredibly exciting opportunity for us at Sony Pictures.

‘We are continually seeking stories that have a distinctive and creative spirit, and connect with audiences the world over, and The Guardian team certainly brings those qualities through their top-notch journalism.’