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Bad Idea of the Week: Ferris Bueller's Day Off 2

Bad Idea of the Week: Ferris Bueller's Day Off 2

What's almost worse than making remakes of beloved '80s films? Making sequels to beloved '80s films! Especially when it's a sequel to a John Hughes movie that might be made 21 years after the first one and probably won't be directed by Hughes himself.

That's right, folks, apparently screenwriter Rick Rapier has written the script for Ferris Bueller 2: Another Day Off in which Bueller, now 40 years old, has turned his motto "Life Moves Pretty Fast" into a self-help motivational career with his buddy Cameron managing the thriving business.

Rapier provided blog, StuckInThe80s, with a copy of the script which they deemed "a blast." The blog is now claiming that fans of the original would love a sequel.

To check out the sequel's plot details and more,

The plot is this: "Despite his phenomenal success, Ferris is a bit distracted on his 40th birthday (which, considering his massive fame, is being watched on pay-per-view TV by millions of devoted fans). He decides to take the day off, sending Cameron, his business associates and family into a frenzy." Rapier reportedly wants all the original actors to come back to reprise their roles, and has included each of them in the sequel's story:

  • Ferris' sister Jeannie (Jennifer Grey) is married to the boy she met in the police station (Charlie Sheen).
  • No longer a school administrator, [Principal] Rooney is still stalking Ferris for revenge.
  • The economics teacher played by Ben Stein now is an airline gate representative.
  • Ferris' girlfriend Sloane Peterson (Mia Sara) is a Hollywood star going through a rough marriage.
  • But what is a John Hughes movie without John Hughes? As Cinematical points out, he's never once directed a movie he didn't write and it's hard to imagine he'd start now with Another Day Off.

    What do you think? Would you like to see a sequel to Ferris Bueller's Day Off?


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paulmacp paulmacp 5 years
I don't like the spin they are using... my spin (literally I have just started my own work on the sequel) is this: Ferris Bueller's Night Out; On the eve of imprisonment, under house arrest, convicted ponzi schemer Ferris Bueller does not want to report to prison well rested. 
Hautie Hautie 9 years
If... and I am saying "IF"... John Hughes decided he wanted to revisit Ferris... I would be thrilled. Plus Hughes is probably the only person who could get the principal cast to reunite. It could be interesting... but only if Hughes is the man that decided to do it.
PinkNC PinkNC 9 years
Oh my goodness...NO NO...Please leave Ferris ALONE. This is a classic that we all still watch till this day. Ferris will always be young, and he will always be Matthew Broderick too us. Don't mess this up. Every generation looks at this movie. It old fun that teens can watch that has no killing or bad things happening while Ferris is skipping school. Let it go people. LEAVE Ferris Bueller ALONE< ALONE!!!
lucy76 lucy76 9 years
no way!!
Neuroticone Neuroticone 9 years
NO! NO! NO!! Why can't hollywood leave the good movies alone?
nikkih nikkih 9 years
No...besides in my world Ferris and Sloan end up together.
outofhere outofhere 9 years
Just say no.
nomerz nomerz 9 years
demeter demeter 9 years
Oh great! Next thing you know we'll be remaking The Breakfast Club or having a sequel! I HATE MOVIES TODAY!
tralalala tralalala 9 years
Yeah, that's really gross.
koolbr33z3 koolbr33z3 9 years
Why would they do something like this?! I don't think Broderick would go for it anyway...
quesera79 quesera79 9 years
Noo what a horrible idea!
pinkflats pinkflats 9 years
NOOOOOOOO! is all I can say.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
Ugh, why do the studios do this?! Don't make a sequel to a classic!
colormesticky colormesticky 9 years
If it actually gets made, it'll go straight to DVD.
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 9 years
Oh no no no please no!
bonbonagogo bonbonagogo 9 years
Oh HELL no! NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 9 years
PreppyDot PreppyDot 9 years
No way. Has anyone seen Mia Sara since her days as Sloane. I used to covet that white leather jacket of hers. Ha!
Kazagirl Kazagirl 9 years
kstraw23 kstraw23 9 years
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