Mike Bassett: England Manager is a real guilty pleasure of a movie and you can help fund a sequel 13 years on (let's forget about the ill-conceived TV series spin off, shall we?). And what's more, by doing so you can also be a player in next year's version of Football Manager, FM 2016.
In fairly unique fashion, director Steve Barron (also of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Coneheads fame) is looking for help to fund the second film to star Ricky Tomlinson as the eponymous footy manager. Mike Bassett: Interim Manager is listed on Kickstarter but is shy of its £250,000 funding goal by about half that sum. And it runs out today, 21 November.
So if you want to see the film made, you'll have to get a move on.
Funding packages include a day on the set watching the movie be made, a ticket to see the film screened at Tomlinson's own club, red carpet premiere tickets and, quite uniquely, a chance to visit Sports Interactive, maker of Football Manager, have lunch with Miles Jacobson and be photographed to become a newgen player in FM16 and future games. Your stats will be created with your approval.
You could even buy yourself a speaking role in the film. We certainly want to see it made having loved the first, just get a wriggle on if you do too.