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If ripping off old TV series and greenlighting sequels to ‘just about everything’ wasn’t proof enough that there’s barely a desiccated design left in Tinseltown –consider this. Paramount has bought the rights to the Avril Lavinge song “Sk8er Boi” with plans to use its words to form the guts of a film.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, David Zabel has been given the job of taking Avril’s words and turning them into a movie script. It’s to be produced by studio-based MTV Films and Alphaville.

The song is about a teenage girl who rejects a skater boy with a crush on her because her friends didn’t approve of him — even though she secretly likes him. Years later, he becomes a famous rock star and she is left with regrets.

Here’s the lyrics – for those that think Zabel’s got a tough job ahead of him :

"Sk8er Boi"

He was a boy
She was a girl
Can i make it any more obvious
He was a punk
She did ballet
What more can i say
He wanted her
She’d never tell secretly she wanted him as well
But all of her friends
Stuck up their nose
They had a problem with his baggy clothes

He was a skater boy
She said see you later boy
He wasn’t good enough for her
She had a pretty face
But her head was up in space
She needed to come back down to earth

5 years from now
She sits at home
Feeding the baby she’s all alone
She turns on tv
Guess who she sees
Skater boy rockin up MTV
She calls up her friends
They already know
And they’ve all got
Tickets to see his show
She tags along
Stands in the crowd
Looks up at the man that she turned down

He was a skater boy
She said see you later boy
He wasn’t good enough for her
Now he’s a super star
Slamming on his guitar
Does your pretty face see what he’s worth?

He was a skater boy
She said see you later boy
He wasn’t good enough for her
Now he’s a super star
Slamming on his guitar
Does your pretty face see what he’s worth?

Sorry girl but you missed out
Well tough luck that boy’s mine now
We are more than just good friends
This is how the story ends
Too bad that you couldn’t see,
See the man that boy could be
There is more that meets the eye
I see the soul that is inside

He’s just a boy
And I’m just a girl
Can I make it any more obvious
We are in love
Haven’t you heard
How we rock each others world

I’m with the skater boy
I said see you later boy
I’ll be back stage after the show
I’ll be at the studio
Singing the song we wrote
About a girl you used to know

I’m with the skater boy
I said see you later boy
I’ll be back stage after the show
I’ll be at the studio
Singing the song we wrote
About a girl you used to know

The film keeps the Sk8er Boi title and will focus on the two teens from different backgrounds and the social constraints in which they find themselves.

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