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We're Going Full Ouroboros: "Friday Night Lights" Movie Script Done

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Industry | August 19, 2013 |

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Industry | August 19, 2013 |

Let’s just make sure we have it all straight. In the beginning there was football. Then there was a book called “Friday Night Lights”. Then there was a movie called Friday Night Lights. Then there was a television show called “Friday Night Lights”. And now there is a finished script for a movie adaptation of that television series which was based on a previous movie adaptation and a book. The only thing missing is slash fiction in which Billy Bob Thornton’s coach and Kyle Chandler’s coach cross universes and fall in love. There’s an entire library of slash fiction here though in case you want to feel really really weird.

So in any case, the news is that Connie Britton told Ladies’ Home Journal that she had a copy of the script. Which just goes to show you that while fabled newspapers rise and fall, it is the Ladies’ Home Journal that is the bedrock of journalism in this country. Said Mrs. Coach: “I have the script for a potential movie spin-off of ‘FNL.’ I think it’s just a matter of finding a time when everyone can do it.”

Ladies’ Home Journal did not ask any details about the script, because presumably they were moving on to recipes about scones and the killer knitting techniques of 2013, which is what I assume is in that magazine.

So get excited!

But then come back down since series producer David Hudgins said a little bit ago that: “I will say that we can dream the dream; there have been talks about making a movie of the series. The producers, Pete and his partners are very passionate about it. I don’t think there’s any plans for it to move forward right now. But you never say never.”

Alas, methinks someone was just trying to impress the stonefaced interviewers of Ladies’ Home Journal. We’ve all been there.

(source: HuffPo)

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