Brian Grazer & Ron Howard to Crowdfund 'Friday Night Lights' Movie
by Ethan Anderton
May 17, 2013
For those who don't know, Imagine Entertainment is the production company founded by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, and the two have been busy for 26 years at Universal with an exclusive production deal. However, when they renegotiated their deal in 2012, they decided to only make it a first look deal, which has allowed them to take "Arrested Development" to Netflix. Now they might be reviving another TV series, but this time for the big screen. Deadline has word that Grazer has confirmed they Imagine is trying to bring Friday Night Lights to the big screen, and they will use crowdfunding for some of the budget. Read on!
Friday Night Lights actually hit the big screen as a feature film, and that film was used as the inspiration for a TV series which has wowed audiences and critics alike. Many fans have wanted to see the series jump back to the big screen, and now Imagine wants to use the fanbase to help make it a reality. Honestly, it seems a little strange that two entertainment powerhouses like Grazer and Howard can't raise the money themselves without asking fans to pay for it, but it looks like this is a new business model that's here to stay, and people will throw their money at things they really love. Either way, if the fan desire and money is there, it sounds like a Friday Night Lights movie isn't just a dream anymore. Any fans excited?