Anyone with an ounce of faith in Hollywood’s creative spirit can now let that go, because the 1986 classic Ferris Bueller’s Day Off may very well be getting a sequel. There is a script, and it is being read. TampaBay.com blog “Stuck in the ’80s” acquired the first 12 pages of the script, and now the writer Rick Rapier (who, admittedly, has a pretty awesome name) has tweeted about the growing interest from major studios. Rapier has written literally nothing resembling a feature film, and is making a first go at it by making a sequel to Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. I didn’t even grow up in the 1980s, and I’m still offended. I refuse to read those first pages on principle. It may be great, but the whole thing strikes me as too much like the new American Pie film. Taking characters from decades past, and then talking about how they have grown but still want to unleash their inner child or whatever worked in the Toy Story series and nowhere else.
I hope this doesn’t get off the ground, but Hollywood seems to like nothing more than rebooting and sequel-izing beloved (or not) franchises, so it probably will. I looked for some witty quote from the original film which would appropriate here, but I couldn’t find one, so this post will just end on that depressing note. Shame.[Via A/V Club]