Is Ferris Bueller on his way back?

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  1. Scott Weinberg

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    According to Dark Horizons , there was a report on CNN which mentions Charlie Sheen doing some work on a Ferris Bueller 2.
    That's all I got...for now.
     
  2. Brad Porter

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    I've often thought that the Ferris Buehler character would be great to revisit as an adult, but only if all of the original cast were involved. It would be contrived to have Mr. Rooney be the human relations VP who is concerned about Ferris' abuse of the sick day policy at the corporation... but they've built entire franchises on flimsier premises. I wonder if he married Sloane?

    Brad
     
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    I just read that as well. Could be interesting, but for now i'll stick to the original. What do you think the chances of John Hughes directing are?

    If they do indeed set it 20yrs or so from the original they probably won't be able to cast Matthew Broderick because he still looks exactly the same.
     
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    Sloane should run off with Cameron and leave Ferris in eternal depression [​IMG]
     
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    Speaking as a HUGE fan of the original, I'm really hoping this doesn't happen.
     
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    I posted this a long time ago, but I'll post it again.

    Hughes had always planned on doing a sequel.

    Premise:
    Ferris is working in an office(with Cameron or Cameron in a seperate office) Ferris's boss is Edward Rooney's twin brother.(the boss Ferris has never seen in the corporation)
    Ferris needs a day off from work, gets Cameron off work, and Slone too.
    Ferris's boss tracks him down.

    now some of this info might have changed, or completely changed.
     
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    If there is a sequel, Cameron must do a Mr. Peterson impression damnit. [​IMG]
     
  9. Dave H

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    Last Saturday I was at a huge comic book convention in Novi, Michigan and "Cameron" was there signing autographs. Unfortunately, for him, he never had too many people in his line.

    But, he still basically looks the same as he did in the movie.
     
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    Why, at this point, would they want to make a Ferris Bueller sequel? That's like making a sequel to Citizen Kane -- it's just plain silly!
     
  11. Jeff Pryor

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    Hell, I think it's a great idea and, like said, would have to involve all of the original actors and director for it to be any good. It would be interesting to see Ferris as an adult but up to the same ol' truancy tricks.
     
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    I remember reading that Broderick would be willing to do it if the "script was right"... so, if someone else is playing Ferris... the script was not right.. and I don't want to see it.
    Actually, if Broderick wont do it, I will. [​IMG]
     
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    > But, he still basically looks the same as he did in the movie.

    You do realize he (Alan Ruck) has been a regular on Spin City for years, I hope.
     
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    I think a sequel would RULE! If Broderick and Ruck were in it, it would rule more.[​IMG]
     
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    What, you mean you guys didn't get enough Ferris Bueller? What, with that wonderful NBC spin-off series and everything?
    [​IMG]
    -mwb-
     
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    This could be turn out to be great..... or a sign of the apocalypse.
     
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    A Ferris sequel could be cool, but I agree with the line attributed to Matthew Brodrick "Only if the script is right." And of course Hughes has to direct or *at least* produce.

    I can think of a couple ways it could be funny and seem natural as a sequel:

    * Office worker Ferris takes a day off - sure, could be good, updates it for the modern age but keeps the same general format outline

    * Dad Ferris' son takes a day off (could be done with or without the first storyline; if with the two could intercut and weave together as dad and son go about their seperate Days Off)

    In any event, with good writing and a good director, this would be a neat project I'd like to see.
     
  20. Ross Williams

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    The only reason I'd want to see it would be out of some morbid curiosity. Leave it alone, the original is perfect by itself.

    And is it just me or did John Hughes lose his sense of humor after making Home Alone?
     

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