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'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' Sequel Rumors Circulate (VIDEO)

First Posted: 06/15/2011 4:30 pm Updated: 08/15/2011 5:12 am

Perhaps it can be chalked up to a renewed sense of nostalgia for the now deceased film director John Hughes, or perhaps we're in the midst of a collective quarter-life crisis amongst the film's primary audience, but either way, rumors of a sequel to 1986's "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" have resurfaced in recent days.

The latest indication that a sequel of the cult favorite may be on its way came to light thanks to '80s pop culture blogger Steve Spears' June 10 post on TampaBay.com featuring the first 12 pages of screenwriter Rick Rapier's script to the sequel, which is currently titled "Ferris Bueller 2: Another Day Off." The script, written in 2007, reportedly follows up with a present-day Bueller who, along with his buddy Cameron Frye, has made a good chunk of change as a motivational program entrepreneur.

It's doubtful that Matthew Broderick would reprise his now iconic role, but given Rapier's confidence, it's hard to say. Rapier tweeted on Saturday that he wished he "could tweet names of ppl reading my #FerrisBueller sequel. Your jaw would drop. I'm stoked! Plz keep a good thot" and he told Spears that "[t]here is definite interest in my Ferris sequel … Big name production companies that have first-look production deals with Paramount are reading the script."

While Rapier's credentials are decidedly short -- and the parts of the script now made public still leave something to be desired -- the prospects of a sequel are still curious. We wonder if the film, if produced, will end up resembling a new web video produced by New York troupe Sidecar Comedy that, too, fast-forwards Bueller's story into present-day. The short video features a Gilbert Gottfried cameo, who apparently has time on his hands since his latest Twitter snafu, and a couple funny moments, like when Bueller is apprehended for "having a crappy ska band named after [him]." Hat tip to AV Club Chicago, who brought the clip, embedded below, to our attention.

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Filed by Joseph Erbentraut  |