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Is There A Ferris Bueller Sequel In The Works? [VIDEO]

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26 years after the classic film “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” hit theaters, there is rampant speculation that Matthew Broderick will be reprising his role in an upcoming sequel.  The source of the speculation?  A 10 second teaser where Broderick opens the curtains to a hotel room and says “How can I handle work on a day like today?” followed by the iconic soundtrack from the film and the date 2.5.12.  Yep, Superbowl Sunday.  Will we see an actual trailer for this new movie during the Super Bowl?  I doubt it. 

First, the film quality of the teaser is that of a commercial and not a film.  Second, in this age of Internet, it is highly unlikely a film like this would go under the radar and start production without people hearing about it.  As of yesterday when this trailer hit the web, there was no listing for this on IMDB.  Now, that’s not to say there won’t be a movie, I just don’t think there will be a trailer.  This very well could be a teaser to the ANNOUNCEMENT of a new Ferris Bueller movie going into production. 

This isn’t the first time there’s been talk of a new Ferris Bueller film.  Shortly after the original film, there was talk of revisiting the characters in college or during Ferris’ first job.  After the passing of the film’s writer-director John Hughes, Broderick spoke with Vanity Fair about the idea of a sequel,

‘We thought about a sequel to Ferris Bueller, where he’d be in college or at his first job, and the same kind of things would happen again. But neither of us found a very exciting hook to that. The movie is about a singular time in your life.

‘Ferris Bueller is about the week before you leave school, it’s about the end of school – in some way, it doesn’t have a sequel. It’s a little moment and it’s a lightning flash in your life.’

Alan Ruck, who played Ferris’ best friend Cameron, had his own ideas on what a sequel should be,

‘I used to think why don’t they wait until Matthew and I are in our seventies and do Ferris Bueller Returns and have Cameron be in a nursing home.

‘He doesn’t really need to be there, but he just decided his life is over, so he committed himself to a nursing home. And Ferris comes and breaks him out. And they go to, like, a t***y bar and all this ridiculous stuff happens. And then, at the end of the movie, Cameron dies.’

I’m sick of needless sequels, and with the passing of John Hughes, I don’t see how they would be able to recapture the magic from the first movie.  Even with that, I’m interested to see how they would pull off a sequel.  I’m sure Alan Ruck would return since he hasn’t done much since being on “Spin City” with Michael J. Fox.  As long as they would get as much of a original cast as possible, including Charlie Sheen doing a cameo again, this could be something.  If that something is good or bad remains to be seen.  Looks like I have a reason to check out the Super Bowl this year.

via The Daily Mail

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