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'Friday Night Lights' movie won't happen

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Connie Britton (center left) as Tami Taylor and Kyle Chandler (foreground) as Eric Taylor in the NBC/Direct TV series "Friday Night Lights."  (NBC Universal via AP) Connie Britton (center left) as Tami Taylor and Kyle Chandler (foreground) as Eric Taylor in the NBC/Direct TV series "Friday Night Lights." (NBC Universal via AP)
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Despite some clear eyes and full hearts among the relatively small but passionate fan base of the greatest high school football TV series ever created, Coach Taylor, Mrs. Coach and the Dillon Panthers won't be coming to a big screen.

That's according to filmmaker Peter Berg, who directed the original "FNL" motion picture and developed and adapted it for television.

Berg told Collider.com that although the idea of continuing the story of the Taylors and/or some of the other beloved characters from the TV show has had some support, it doesn't look likely.

"We talked about it, some people thought it was a good idea, some didn't," he said. "I've come to believe it's probably not a good idea and I seriously doubt it's going to happen."

Connie Britton, who played Tami Taylor, was reportedly in favor of the idea, but her on-screen hubby, Kyle Chandler, was not.

Berg's most recent film is "Lone Survivor," which chronicles the true story of a Navy SEAL mission in Afghanistan.

The original "Friday Night Lights" film, starring Billy Bob Thornton, was an adaptation of a nonfiction book. The TV show was inspired by that account but told the stories of a fictional coach, his family, and his players. A new feature film would've picked up story lines from the TV show.

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