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20th Jan 2022

A film adaption of Avril Lavigne’s Sk8er Boi is in the works

It’s what the people want.

When Avril Lavigne jumped onto the scene with her ballad Sk8er Boi in 2002, story-telling was changed forever.

The song had everything – deep characterisation, the pain of unreconciled love and a shocking twist. To quote the bard herself, “What more can I say?”

It’s been almost twenty years since Avril released the tune, and I know I’m not alone in wanting to know what became of the punk and the ballerina.

Thankfully, we’ll soon get some closure, as the Canadian songstress has announced that a full film version of Sk8er Boi is currently in the works.

During an appearance on Apple Music Hits’ After School Radio, Avril discussed the project.

She told host Mark Hoppus: “Actually, I’m going to turn the song into a film. I’m in the process of putting together a film right now for it.

“That’s a lot of work, I’ll tell you. Meeting with production companies, I have my storyline and my idea and then assembling a team, talking and meeting with different writers.

“And then once the script’s written, I’m just producing and overseeing the whole project.”

Avril then kindly invited the Blink 182 frontman to make a cameo, and we happen to think he’d excel in the titular role.

The adaption of Sk8er Boi into a film promises to answer so many of our burning questions. For instance, what is the ballerina up to now? Is she still looking up at the man that she turned down? Does her pretty face see what he’s worth? Do the narrator and the Sk8er Boi still rock each other’s worlds?

Avril Lavigne certainly appears to be having quite the comeback as of late. Earlier this week, she was announced as one of the headliners of the When We Were Young festival this summer in Las Vegas alongside Paramore, My Chemical Romance and Bright Eyes.