Fans of “Friday Night Lights,” the show focused on the melodrama surrounding high school football in Texas, can take solace that there may be a movie version in the works.
And the script might be based on former Texas Tech and current Washington State coach Mike Leach.
“(Jason 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,” director Peter Berg told MTV.
“He’s now at Washington State getting ready for what I think will be a great redemption story.”
If another movie comes to fruition- there already was a film by the same name – it would be amazing for college football fans and “FNL” fans. Leach had a cameo in the TV version in which the former Red Raiders coach told Eric Taylor he had “lost his inner-pirate.”
No word on how pirates will be woven into the storyline.