More than 30 years after it was first released, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is finally getting a sequel. The iconic ’80s movie starred Matthew Broderick as the titular truant who skipped school alongside pals Cameron (Alan Ruck) and Sloane (Mia Sara), resulting in all kinds of comedic shenanigans, and now a new film will focus on two minor characters and their own misadventures.
Sam and Victor’s Day Off will follow two valets from the movie (unnamed in the original screenplay) who took that famous red Ferrari on a joyride. They were played in 1986 by Richard Edson and the late Larry Jenkins. It is unclear at present whether the new film will be set in the ’80s, or catch up with the two characters in later life.
The project will be written by Jon Hurwtiz, Hayden Schlossberg and Josh Heald, who have a successful track record in turning ’80s nostalgia into a bona fide modern day hit: they are best known as the showrunners of Cobra Kai, the TV continuation of the Karate Kid movies. Cobra Kai started out as a webseries on YouTube before being acquired by Netflix, and unlike the movies, its primary POV character to begin with was Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka), the high school bully and antagonist turned middle aged karate sensei.
Cobra Kai continually pays homage to the lore of the Karate Kid movies and honors its ’80s heritage, but the show has been a success because Hurwitz, Schlossberg and Heald have also brought in a diverse cast of younger characters that a new generation of viewers can connect to.
SOURCE: Men’s Health