So a little over a month ago I was waxing lyrical with “G.I Joe : Retaliation” star Adrianne Palicki about the chances of her series “Friday Night Lights” – fans will recall Palicki’s ‘Tyra’ as a favourite on the football-centric drama – hitting the big screen.
While Palicki said she’d absolutely do the movie, if it came to fruition, she was yet to see a script and won’t believe the rumoured project a reality until she sees one.
The interview happened the day the “Veronica Mars” movie snared their funding via the crowd-sourcing site Kickstarter, so of course I mentioned that might be a good avenue for “FNL” head honcho Pete Berg to look into.
Convinced it was a “remarkable” idea, she promised to get the word to Berg.
Today, “Friday Night Lights” executive producer Brian Grazer not only confirmed there’ll “absolutely” be a “Friday Night Lights” movie, but they’ll also be using – wait for it – crowd-sourcing to generate some of the finance for it.
“We made a terrific feature with Pete Berg, turned it into a terrific TV series and will now make a movie from that series,” Grazer said (according to Deadline). “I’m not sure such a thing has been done before.”
Though much of the supporting cast, like Palicki, are seemingly jumping at the bit to do the film, star Kyle Chandler has always been on the fence.
“My general attitude about ‘Friday Night Lights’ is that it was a great movie with Billy Bob Thornton. And it was a great TV show,” Chandler said to MTV last year. “I never had more fun doing anything. […] They ended it at exactly the right time and in exactly the right way.”
Might take some convincing to get ol Coach Taylor back on the field.
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Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.