If you thought the come from behind victory at this year's Super Bowl felt like the sort of thing you'd see in a movie, apparently you weren't the only one. It appears that the event will be getting its own book as well as its own feature film. The film will apparently focus on the big game and star quarterback Tom Brady's part in it, while also dealing with the New England Patriot's working to come out from under the shadow of the "deflategate" scandal as well as Tom Brady's own suspension prior to the big game.
To help bring the story to both the page and the screen a team of writers is being brought in who have worked on similar projects before. Casey Sherman, who wrote the book that The Finest Hours was based on will be writing the book with help from Boston journalist Dave Wedge. The two collaborated previously on Boston Strong, which was itself part of the inspiration for Patriot's Day, and were apparently both in attendance to watch the game's historic outcome. On the film side, you'll have the writing team of Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson, who wrote the screenplay for The Finest Hours and also received story credits for Patriot's Day.
According to Deadline, the writing team already has several sources inside the Patriot's locker room who will talk about exactly what went on during the game.
It was certainly a remarkable football game as long as you weren't cheering for the other team. The New England Patriots were down 21-3 at halftime but came back during the last quarter of the game to tie the score at 28, sending the championship game into its first ever overtime before winning 34-28. You'd be forgiven for believing the thing had been scripted by Hollywood.
It will be interesting to see what kind of response a movie like this might receive. While Patriot's fan will surely love it, you don't get to be as dominant a team as the Patriot's have been over the years without earning your share of haters as well, nevermind the fact that this movie will certainly not do well in theaters in Atlanta. While the achievement might be remarkable in an objective sense, sports is not something that most fans view objectively. There will be people who actively avoid a movie like this.
At the same time, it will be interesting to see what sorts of things happened behind the scenes during the comeback. What was done or said that inspired players or changed up strategy? How exactly were they able to pull off the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history?
Would you go see a movie about the last Super Bowl or is that something you never want relive? Let us know in the comments.