Comic Peter Kay wants to turn his hit TV sitcom 'Phoenix Nights' into a movie.

He is thinking about making a film about the lousy social club and its bad-tempered wheelchair-bound owner Brian Potter.

But the comic is afraid the big-screen version would be crushed at the box office by the Hollywood competition.

Speaking on BBC radio he said: "I'm thinking of doing a film of it but I don't know.

"They're alright these British films but if you open the same weekend as 'Tomb Raider' you're knackered. So I might wait and see."

Kay, 32, who plays Potter, is also set to bring back the award-winning Channel 4 show for a third series.

But he said some of the cast, which has included resident MC Jerry St Clair and useless doormen Max and Paddy, will have to be killed off.

Kay found his way to the top of the UK music singles chart in March with Tony Christie's standard 'Is This The Way To Amarillo?'