Ferris Bueller 2: Another Day Off

I feel a certain sense of deja-vu posting this next story, but I think it’s because we’ve heard about so many 80’s films getting direct to DVD sequels that they’re all starting to blur together. Richard at Filmstalker brings us news of a possible sequel to the classic John Hughes comedy Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, although it’s unclear whether or not it would get a theatrical release (or indeed, whether or not it has even been given a green light for production as of yet). The movie is called, appropriately enough, Ferris Bueller 2: Another Day Off, and rejoins the characters some 20 years down the road. At the ripe age of 40, Bueller is now a self-help expert (I can believe that) and Cameron is his business manager. When Bueller decides to take a personal day to celebrate his birthday, it causes havoc for Cameron and all hell breaks loose.

Admittedly this sounds like an extremely weak premise so far, but the movie supposedly includes most of the characters from the first film, including Sloane (who is now a Hollywood star going through a divorce) and Rooney (who is still looking to exact revenge on Bueller). The script was written by newcomer Rick Rapier, who is hoping to get John Hughes interested in directing. The odds of that seem unlikely to say the least — Hughes hasn’t been behind the camera since 1991’s Curly Sue. But hey, if they can just convince all the original cast members to return (I doubt they have anything better going on), I could probably be persuaded to give this thing a chance.

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  • What do you want to bed that Jeffrey Jones won’t be in this thing?

  • Ian

    Hell I just did a podcast about how much I don’t like the first movie. And they are making another. I want to see a Better Off Dead 2. Now that was a great 80’s teen movie.

  • I seriously doubt it will get very far, I don’t think the script will get off the ground.

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  • I would love to see this come to pass, I was thinking about a simmilar script earlier. i think this film is a classic and following up with a sequel where it was ferris’s son playing the same kind of hoaxes would be awesome! anyone know who’s writing this?