Ferris Bueller Sequel Is Actually Happening, Here’s The Proof

By Charlene Badasie | Published

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  • The upcoming Ferris Bueller’s Day Off spinoff has landed a director.
  • David Katzenberg will direct Sam and Victor’s Day Off which will follow the adventures of the parking lot attendants who infamously take Cameron’s father’s Ferrari for a joyride in the original film.
  • In Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, the then unnamed characters were played by Richard Edson and Larry Flash Jenkins.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off spinoff is in the works at Paramount Pictures. Sam and Victor’s Day Off will be directed by David Katzenberg. The story follows two garage attendants who take a Ferrari belonging to the father of Cameron Frye (Alan Ruck) for a joyride in the 1986 teen comedy. Like the original, the movie will unfold in the course of a single day.

The Original Sam And Victor

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In the original film, the attendants who “borrow” the car were not given names, but were credited as simply Garage Attendant (Richard Edson) and Attendant’s Co-Pilot (Larry Flash Jenkins). Jenkins died in 2019 of a heart attack. It isn’t known if prolific character actor Edson will be involved at all the spinoff.

David Katzenberg

Katzenberg previously worked as director and executive producer on the ABC sitcom The Goldbergs. He also produced the 2017 Warner Bros. film It. His directing credits include series such as Young Rock, Average Joe, 911: Lone Star, and The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers. Paul Young of Argyle Media will produce the feature with Cobra Kai co-creators Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg, and Josh Heald. 

The Original Day Off

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Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, written and directed by John Hughes, tells the story of a high school student who decides to skip school for a day and go on an adventure in downtown Chicago with his friends. It stars Matthew Broderick as the titular slacker, alongside Mia Sara and Alan Ruck. Jennifer Grey, Jeffrey Jones, Cindy Pickett, Edie McClurg, Lyman Ward, and Charlie Sheen appear in supporting roles.

Ferris Bueller breaks the fourth throughout the movie wall to share his inner thoughts and explain his school-ditching techniques. The character often uses his charm to outsmart the Dean of Students, who tries to catch Ferris in the act of playing hooky. Alan Ruck and Mia Sara play Ferris’s best friend, Cameron Frye, and girlfriend, Sloane Peterson, who join him on his escapades.

Making The Movie

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John Hughes wrote the screenplay for Ferris Bueller’s Day Off in just under a week. Production began in September 1985 and lasted just two months. Various Chicago landmarks are featured in the film, including the Sears Tower, Wrigley Field, and the Art Institute of Chicago. At the time, Hughes expressed his deep affection for Chicago, describing the film as his “love letter” to the city.

A Pop Culture Classic

Following its release, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off swiftly climbed the ranks to become the 10th highest-grossing film of 1986 in the United States, earning an impressive $70 million against a modest $5 million budget. Audiences and critics praised the film for its clever humor and the overall tone. Matthew Broderick’s stellar performance was also applauded.

Recognizing its cultural, historical, and aesthetic significance, the Library of Congress selected Ferris Bueller’s Day Off for preservation in the United States National Film Registry in 2014. The film’s impact even extended to the small screen with a television series featuring Charlie Schlatter as the titular character.

Ferris Vs. John Hughes

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In a recent interview, Matthew Broderick said working on Ferris Bueller’s Day Off was not easy as he constantly clashed with director John Hughes. The actor revealed that initial discussions with Hughes about the film were positive. However, as the cameras started rolling in 1985, the filmmaker “was not easygoing in some ways.”

The actor specifically recalled a tense incident during a costume test that added strain to the atmosphere on set. “I remember we did a costume test early on,” Broderick explained. “We walked around the streets of Chicago in our costumes, and they filmed us. When the footage came back, [Hughes] said none of us were ‘fun to watch.'”

Broderick noted that he and his co-stars (Mia Sara and Alan Ruck) were called boring. “Actually, some of us he did like, but some he did not, and I was one he did not,” the actor added about filming Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter