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Avril Lavigne is working on a ‘Sk8er Boi’ film adaptation

The song’s story about a ‘missed opportunity at love’ will be explored in a feature-length film

Avril Lavigne has revealed she’s working on a screen adaptation of her 2002 hit “Sk8er Boi” – nearly 20 years since the song’s original release.

Speaking on the podcast She Is The Voice on iHeartRadio, the pop-punk singer said that the song’s story about a “missed opportunity at love” will be explored in a film, though she did not confirm whether it has been green-lit by film production companies.

“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. And so, I’m actually going to turn this song into a film and take it to the next level,” she said.

Commenting on the song’s inspiration, she said: “You know what it was like in high school, you have all the different groups and cliques, and there’s like skaters, preps, and jocks. It’s kind of like a missed opportunity at love.”

“The skater boy is in love with the preppy girl and 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,” she added.

According to the Metro, this isn’t the first time that “Sk8r Boi” has been touted for a film adaptation. In 2003 Paramount Pictures hired ER writer David Sabel to create a film inspired by the song, however this never materialised.

Refresh your memory of the track below.