"Varsity Blues" receives a modern update thanks to the short video service of Jeffrey Katzenberg, Quibi.
Stuber's writer, Tripper Clancy, is writing the screenplay for this new interpretation of the 1999 high school film, which will be produced by the film's original producers, Mike Tollin and Tova Laiter. Tollin will be executive producer alongside John Gatins and Peter Guber. The project comes from Tollin and Guber's MSM and Paramount Television companies.
Anne Fletcher will lead. The film featured James Van Der Beek, Paul Walker and Scott Caan as Texas high school football players dealing with an authoritarian and demanding coach (Jon Voight). "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 21st century, "says Tollin.
Quibi is in full development recently for its launch in 2020. The service has already brightened about two dozen star shows such as Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Lopez, Tyra Banks, Don Cheadle, Stephen Curry, Anna Kendrick, Idris Elba, Lorne Michaels and Seth Meyers.
Founded by Katzenberg and Meg Whitman, Quibi closed in August a $ 1 billion financing from investors such as 21st Century Fox, Disney, NBCUniversal, Viacom and WarnerMedia. The service, which will focus on the production and distribution of mobile-based short-form content, will be launched with a two-tier pricing model: an ad-supported $ 4.99 per month and ad-free ad offer of 7 $ 99 a month.
Whitman says the company has already sold for $ 100 million of commercials.