According to usatoday.com Joe Flacco will play Johnny Unitas in an upcoming film. That got me thinking, what if the Oakland Raider’s hit the big screen? The history of the franchise is one filled with many stories worth telling. So I compiled a list of movie ideas for any big time Hollywood producers looking to stir up an Autumn Wind.
5. “Back to Bo” Genre - Drama Rating – PG-13
A young Raider’s fan and a crazy professor travel back in time to a 1990 playoff game. After saving Bo Jackson’s career the time traveling duo arrive home to find Oakland as the home of 8 Lombardi trophies. Unfortunately Jackson loses his family due to his busy sports career. In the end Jackson and our young Raider fan go back and change things back to normal for the family man. The movie stars Tyler Perry as Bo Jackson, Tom Hanks as the crazy professor, and Emma Watson as the young Raider’s fan. The movie is directed by Tyler Perry.
4. “A Paranormal Practice” Genre – Horror Rating – R
A losing football team must struggle to keep it together as bizarre events happen in the locker room. The entire movie is found footage (Cloverfield, Paranormal Activity, Quarantine) filmed by wide receiver Jacoby Ford, along with Security footage from the Oakland facility. The Quentin Tarantino directed movie would include doors slamming shut to players being ripped apart limb by limb. Whatever you do don’t turn the lights off!
3. “Project Snake” Genre – Comedy Rating – R
This movie follows the crazy adventures of Kenny “the snake” Stabler. Known for his Joe Namath-like partying the Snake knew how to have fun on and off the field. Stabler would be played by Bradley Cooper in this Blue Mountain State-like comedy. The movie would be directed by “Project X”‘s Nima Nourizadeh.
2. “Pirates of the East Bay” Genre - Action/Adventure Rating – PG-13
This film would be centered around the Renegade Raiders of the 70s. The movie would follow the outcast players through their epic playoff runs and heroic activities off the field. Main characters would include Phil Villapiano as the crazy guy, George Atkinson as a Mr. T-like character, Ken Stabler as the smooth guy, and Al Davis as the leader. Imagine the A team meets football. Directed by James Cameron.
1. “The Al Davis Saga” Genre – Bio Rating – PG13
Following Davis from his earliest days as a boy watching the Yankees and Dodgers to his final week in Houston. This movie displays the great list of accomplishments and the daring achievements from one of football’s finest. John Madden would play a big role in the film and be portrayed by Frank Caliendo of course. Davis would be played by Mad Men’s Jon Hamm while the film would be directed by none other than Steven Spielburg.
Feel free to comment any of your own ideas!