August 3rd, 2011
10:16 AM ET
In the grand tradition of defunct or soon-to-be-defunct television shows aiming to spin the story into a feature film, "Friday Night Lights" is vying to be the next project.
Executive producer Peter Berg (who directed the original "Friday Night Lights" movie) told E! Online that he and fellow EP Jason Katims aren't joking around about trying to get a film based on the TV series off the ground.
"We're writing a script. We've been meeting with Jason Katims the last couple of weeks," Berg said. "We have a real good script idea. We want to do it. We're very serious about doing it and we intend to do it."
As of now they're working on having the movie pick up where the finale left off. "We're hoping to bring Kyle and Connie back and some of the other characters, and introduce a whole bunch of new characters," Berg says. "We have a really fresh, very original take on it...We're very serious about wanting to do it."
So while the story may stray a bit from the show in order to make it up on the big screen, the exec added that they're going to keep the same heart.
"We would figure out a way of getting back to our original roots," Berg says.
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