Quibi revisits Varsity Blues. Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman's short video platform developed Varsity Blues, a modern version of the 1999 film, with original producers Mike Tollin and Tova Laiter. The project comes from MSM and Paramount Television, Tollin and Peter Guber.
The project will be written by Tripper Clancy (Stuber) and directed by Anne Fletcher (Dumplin '). Tollin and John Gatins produce with Laiter. Paramount TV is the studio. Maia Glikman will oversee the project for MSM.
"For all those who have applauded Mox's chorus," I do not want your life, "as well as for all those who have never heard of the West Canaan Coyotes, we are excited to bring in Varsity Blues in Quibi and the twenty-first century! " Said Tollin.
James Van Der Beek, Jon Voight, Paul Walker, Ron Lester and Scott Caan starred in the film following a small town 3A high school football team and his tough coach during a tumultuous season. Over the years, Van Der Beek's "I do not want your life" scene has remained a popular meme.
The film, distributed by Paramount Pictures, reported $ 52 million in domestic revenue over its estimated budget of $ 16 million, despite mixed reviews.
Clancy is replaced by Verve, Good Fear and Morris Yorn.