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Old 08-28-07, 09:12 AM
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Ferris Bueller 2: Another Day Off

I don't know if it'll ever happen, but some dude wrote a script...

Will Ferris turn 40? It's up to Hollywood

Ferris Bueller fans, here's some amazing news: There is a finished script being shopped in Hollywood for a sequel to the 1986 teen classic.

Titled "Ferris Bueller 2: Another Day Off," the movie places Ferris on the eve of his 40th birthday. The script was written by Rick Rapier, a screenwriter based in Arizona. Rapier provided "Stuck in the '80s" with an exclusive and complete copy of the 106-page script.

Is it good? I thought it was a blast. I read it in a single afternoon and was impressed with the care Rapier took with the original story and characters. The story has the same feel, humor and pace as the 1986 movie, which should please hard-core Ferris fans. (Click here to read a full scene from the script)

The movie fast-forwards Ferris' life about 20 years. In the years since high school, Ferris has turned his carefree "Life Moves Pretty Fast" motto into a motivational self-help career -- think Tony Robbins, only with a beret and sweater vest. His best friend Cameron is still at his side, managing his massive business.

But 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 says he hopes John Hughes would direct the movie and all the actors would return to reprise their original roles, including Matthew Broderick ("Ferris), Alan Ruck ("Cameron") and Jeffrey Jones ("Ed Rooney"). And what are the characters all up to now?

Ferris' sister Jeannie (Jennifer Grey) is married to the boy she met in the police station (Charlie Sheen).
No longer a school administrator, 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.

Can the movie be made? Right now, that's completely up to Hollywood. Rapier says several players in the movie business have read the script, with various reactions. One executive who passed on the script said he didn't like the idea that Ferris was profiting from his persona, Rapier said.

The big questions are whether Hughes can be talked into returning the director's chair and whether a studio will take a chance on a script from a relatively unknown writer. Personally, I think the Ferris legacy is too tempting to resist. (Movie bloggers and critics say otherwise -- read their reactions.)

Come on, Hollywood. Take the chance. After all, as our hero says, "Life goes by pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."
http://blogs.tampabay.com/80s/2007/0...-bueller-.html

And there's a Q&A with the screenwriter here.

I dunno...I didn't think Rocky Balboa was a good idea when I first heard about it, but I ended up loving that movie. If everyone were to return for this one, it could be okay.
Old 08-28-07, 09:16 AM
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uh right - Matthew Broderick looked older and paunchier in 'The Producers' - this sounds lame.
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Please don't make it please don't make it please don't make it.
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Isn't Jeffrey Jones a child molestor or something?
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Originally Posted by Toad
Isn't Jeffrey Jones a child molestor or something?
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child molester and something


i dont know about this....
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What don't you know?
[Here's a link, btw: http://www.cnn.com/2002/SHOWBIZ/Movi...ted/index.html.]
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Originally Posted by Toad
What don't you know?
[Here's a link, btw: http://www.cnn.com/2002/SHOWBIZ/Movi...ted/index.html.]

i meant for the movie... i dont know about the movie... .... geez toad... relax
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I don't know about the whole idea, either, but I did find this hysterically funny.

"...One executive who passed on the script said he didn't like the idea that Ferris was profiting from his persona..."

Isn't this exactly what all celebrities, particularly actors, really do for a living?
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No John Hughes...no sale.

Actually didn't Hughes say on the commentary track for the DVD that he already had an idea that had Ferris as a school teacher? I'd rather see Hughes take on the character than some wannabe screenwriter's.
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Bad idea. Part of the reason films like this are so loved is because they haven't had needless, shitty sequels that water down their legacy. The film works as it stands, leave it alone.
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Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt

Actually didn't Hughes say on the commentary track for the DVD that he already had an idea that had Ferris as a school teacher? I'd rather see Hughes take on the character than some wannabe screenwriter's.
The best sequel to FERRIS was ELECTION, where Broderick did play a school teacher.
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"The economics teacher played by Ben Stein now is an airline gate representative."


What a joke this script is....Ben Stein played this exact part in Planes, Trains and Automobiles!!!!!!!!!
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Yeah, this will happen like that "16 Candles" sequel.
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I was wondering last night when will be remade. Since Hollywood has runned out of ideas, Ferris Bueller will be remade in one of two ways:

1- Shia Lebouf stars as Ferris, Hayden Pannetierre as Sloane Petterson and Justin Long as Cameron. Hillary Duff will be Jeanie Bueller and Dane Cook will be Principal Rooney.

2- Nick Cannon stars a Ferris, Ashanti as Sloane, Omarion as Cameron. Beyonce is Jeanie, and Tyler Perry, dressed in drag, is principal Rooney. Its also directed by Perry.
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I was wondering last night when will be remade. Since Hollywood has runned out of ideas, Ferris Bueller will be remade in one of two ways:

1- Shia Lebouf stars as Ferris, Hayden Pannetierre as Sloane Petterson and Justin Long as Cameron. Hillary Duff will be Jeanie Bueller and Dane Cook will be Principal Rooney.

2- Nick Cannon stars a Ferris, Ashanti as Sloane, Omarion as Cameron. Beyonce is Jeanie, and Tyler Perry, dressed in drag, is principal Rooney. Its also directed by Perry.

Re: #2....you need to think of a really good urban title then.
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Originally Posted by Giles
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Dude, that was gold. I was cracking up at that.
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I think done right, with Broderick back on board, this wouldn't be so bad. I also didn't think Rocky Balboa was a good idea but it turned out pretty good.

I just know that if they don't do a sequel, it'll get remade, and I *HATE* remakes.
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Re: #2....you need to think of a really good urban title then.
JJ Cutting Class....
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Originally Posted by Daytripper
Re: #2....you need to think of a really good urban title then.
Tyler Perry's Out In Da Hood
Tyler Perry's FUBU'S Dey Out
Tyler Perry's Clazz Dizmized
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JJ Cutting Class....
or "Ferris says F#ck it..Im taking da Day Off!"
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Ferris Bueller's Fuck it i'm out
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As long as we're being border-lined racist,

F-Riss Baller Gets Laid Off

or

Ferris Bueler's Day Off (from Prison)

It's Great Escape Meets FBDO meets Belly.
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Fucking hilarious. I tried and tried and couldn't think of one thing clever.

"F to the B......out" (?)

boo
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Originally Posted by Daytripper
Fucking hilarious. I tried and tried and couldn't think of one thing clever.

"F to the B......out" (?)

boo

Make "out" all caps with an exclamation point and I LOVE it.

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