Ferris Bueller’s Day Off spin-off in the works at Paramount

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A new Ferris Bueller film will follow the misadventures of the two valets from the original movie.

In what might just be the most surprising film news of the week, John Hughes’ iconic 80s film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is getting a spin off.

The original film followed the titular high schooler in his quest to have a day off school with girlfriend Sloane and clinically depressed best friend Cameron, as played by Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck and Mia Sara. The subplot saw obsessive principal Ed Rooney, played by  Jeffrey Jones, as well as Ferris’ sister Jeannie, played by Jennifer Grey, attempt to catch Ferris in the act. Ben Stein and Charlie Sheen have memorable cameos as a monotone teacher and a philosophical drug addict, respectively.

The new film, currently titled Sam And Victor’s Day Off, will follow the two valet parking attendants who steal Cameron’s father’s priceless Ferrari to go for a joyride, with their story running in parallel to the original.. They were played by Richard Edson and Larry “Flash” Jenkins, the latter of whom sadly died in 2019. There is no word on who will play Sam and Victor, or if any of the original cast will return.

As random as this idea may seem, writers Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg and Josh Heald are spearheading the film through their production company Counterbalance Entertainment. They have form in resurrecting and expanding 80s film franchises, having phenomenal success with Cobra Kai, which continued the story of The Karate Kid. The 5th season is due to be released on Netflix on the 9th September. Bill Posley is set to write the script.

It’s not the first time the world of Ferris Bueller has been revisited. There was a television series in 1990 entitled Ferris Bueller, which is perhaps most notable for casting a pre-Friends Jennifer Aniston as Jeannie. Broderick and Ruck have both revisited their characters for separate commercials.

No release date has been confirmed, but we’ll keep you updated as we hear more. The first official John Hughes soundtrack collection will be released on the 11th November.


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