When Saints coach Sean Payton watched his son play his team’s schedule on his Xbox during the 2006 season, an idea popped into his head: What if someone could control the outcome of NFL games through a video game?
According to The Times-Picayune, Payton turned that idea into a screenplay called “The Xbox Kid”. It’s about a New Orleans boy who receives a refurbished Xbox from his grandfather after their lives are turned upside down by a huge hurricane. The project is now being shopped around Hollywood:
- “I just wrote about four pages, piddling around with it,” said Payton, who later turned over the idea to a professional screenwriter to flesh it out.