Paramount working on Ferris Bueller’s Day Off spinoff – Film News | Film-News.co.uk

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Paramount Pictures is working on a “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” spin-off.

The 1986 teen film written, co-produced and directed by John Hughes and starring Matthew Broderick as a high school slacker who skips school, along with two of his friends is about to be updated , from the creators of “Cobra Kai,” according to Deadline.

The upcoming movie “Sam and Victor’s Day Off” will follow two new characters on the same day Ferris (Broderick) and his pals Cameron (Alan Ruck) and Sloane (Mia Sara) skipped school.

Cobra Kai’s Jon Hurwtiz, Hayden Schlossberg and Josh Heald are producing the film, while their head of development, Dina Hillier, is producing.

Bill Posley is set to write the screenplay, while a director has yet to be announced.

Meanwhile, Matthew, 60, previously revealed he almost turned down the lead role in the classic film.

He said: “I thought [the script] was great, and I had a little hesitation because I just made [the plays] ‘Brighton Beach Memoirs’ and ‘Biloxi Blues’.

“I was like, ‘Wow, I’m talking to the audience, like in these plays’… and even in [the 1985 movie] ‘Ladyhawke’ he speaks a bit to the camera.

“You know, when you’re young or just starting out, you think, ‘I have to do something different.

“I remember before I hung up the phone, my agent was like behind me in the room and said, ‘Yeah, you should.

“He flew to New York. ‘I’ll see you tomorrow. Let’s not talk about it now, I’ll see you tomorrow,’ and he came and suddenly was in the room with me, saying, ‘Yeah, I think you should.'”

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