"He was a boy, she was a girl," and Avril Lavigne couldn't make her plans with the 2002 hit song any more obvious.
In celebration of the song's upcoming 20th anniversary, Avril Lavigne has revealed plans to turn her track "Sk8er Boi" into a film. The pop-punk singer said in an interview that the song’s story about a “missed opportunity at love” will be explored in a film. However, she did not confirm if any film production companies are on board yet.
Lavigne was addressing the track’s upcoming 20th anniversary while speaking on the podcast She Is The Voice when she revealed her plans.
“Recently with it being almost the 20th anniversary, a lot of people have been asking me to play this song on TV shows, so it keeps getting brought back up and people will always reference it to me," she said. "And so, I’m actually going to turn this song into a film and take it to the next level.”
While no details about crew or casting have been announced for the project to date, Lavigne discussed what inspired the track, which was co-written and produced by "The Matrix" trio of Scott Spock, Lauren Christy, and Graham Edwards.
“You know what it was like in high school, you have all the different groups and cliques, and there’s like skaters, preps, jocks,” Lavigne told the podcast. “It’s kind of like a missed opportunity at love. The skater boy is in love with the preppy girl but like she’s too cool for him but then five years from now she’s feeding the baby and she’s all alone and she wishes she would have followed her heart and not tried to live up to society’s expectations.”
It isn’t the first time that "Sk8er Boi" has been tapped for a film adaptation. In 2003, it was reported that Paramount Pictures hired ER writer David Sabel to create a film based on the song’s themes. It is not known if Lavigne’s currently-planned film is connected in any way.
In other recent Avril Lavigne news, the pop-punk singer presented Olivia Rodrigo with the Songwriter of the Year award at the Variety Hitmakers Brunch. She also released her newest single "Bite Me" in November.
Watch the music video for "Sk8er Boi" below.
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