Anyone’s guess whether it’ll happen, but Peter Berg’s proposed “Friday Night Lights” movie (technically, the second “FNL” movie) sounds like a winner.
The filmmaker says the film would pick up where the series left off, and follow a sticky tangle Coach Taylor (Kyle Chandler) gets himself into. Most of the characters from the series, including Tim Riggins (Taylor Kitsch) and Tyra Collette (Adrianne Palicki), would return to the field for the reunion.
Berg tells MTV that he and executive producer Jason Katims nearly have a draft ready to show Universal.
“Jason Katims, who was our super talented show-runner, is about done with the script. You never know. So much of these things become scheduling. Kyle [Chandler] is busy, Adrianne [Palicki] is busy, Taylor [Kitsch] is busy, Connie Britton is busy, but if we can get everyone in the same room at the same time, we all want to do it. We’re not done with Friday Night Lights.”
Oh, and that storyline I teased above?
“[Katims] has come up with a really great storyline that parallels what happened to Mike Leach, one of my heroes, a coach at Texas Tech who was unjustly fired and unjustly accused of mistreating a player with a concussion, which was proven to not have been the case. He’s now at Washington State getting ready for what I think will be a great redemption story. It would be critical that we get Kyle and Connie [onboard for the film] — we anchored the show around them — and then bring in Riggins, Tyra, Lyla and all other characters as we could get them. But the idea is to really revolve it around the coach.”
Sounds like most of the supporting players will be delegated cameos – which is just as well, considering Taylor Kitsch’s stance.
“I loved the way I left Riggs,” Kitsch, who stars in Berg’s “Battleship”, told the site. “You never know. Maybe a little cameo or something. We’ll see if he even wants me in it.”