Avril Lavigne couldn't make it any more obvious that a ‘Sk8r Boi’ movie is coming

Lavigne is ready to take her 2002 hit 'to the next level'
Avril Lavigne
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Motion pictures are the new albums -- but don't take our word for it.

Just ask Machine Gun Kelly, Travis Barker, and MOD SUN, who will soon be releasing a full-length feature film together following the success of Kelly's Downfalls High at the beginning of the year. Now, it seems that idea has made its way into fellow pop-punk Avril Lavigne's mind, revealing recently that she's going to turn her 2002 hit single, ‘Sk8er Boi,’ into a movie.

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Lavigne, who recently signed to Travis Barker's DTA Records and has been romantically linked with fellow Cali-punk MOD SUN, explained on the She Is The Voice podcast that although nothing has been finalized yet, she's looking into telling the song's tale of a “missed opportunity at love” on the big screen. Hopefully it will all come together in celebration of the 20th anniversary of her debut album Let Go.

“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,” Avril says.

Adding, “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.”

Lavigne also spoke with Entertainment Weekly about her new music and the resurgence of pop-punk, a full 20 years after she burst onto the scene. "It's so crazy," Avril laughs. "How did that happen? I'm really stoked about the new music and just in such a good place. We're all having so much fun." She says, for her new offering, she "went back to what sounds I originally was influenced by at the beginning of my career."

"I was just like, 'Let's make a pop-punk record.' We used live guitars and live drums and didn't hold back, and just got to do exactly what I wanted and what I feel like I've probably wanted to do for a long time," says Lavigne.

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