With a fresh spinoff movie, Paramount Pictures is getting ready to return to the Ferris Bueller universe. Sam and Victor’s Day Off, which occurs on the same day as Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, is reportedly being developed by Paramount, according to Variety. The main characters of the spinoff are Sam and Victor, the unidentified mechanics who drive Cameron’s father’s precious Ferrari in the first movie.
The phenomenally acclaimed Cobra Kai sequel series creators Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg, and Josh Heald are attached to produce the upcoming film. Sam and Victor’s Day Off will be executive produced by Dina Hillier in addition to Hurwitz, Schlossberg, and Heald. Through Make Good Content, Paul Young (Key & Peele) is also producing. The screenplay will be written by Cobra Kai and Bitch Ass author Bill Posley.
The director for the Ferris Bueller spin-off movie is now being sought after. The original Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, which debuted in theatres on June 11, 1986, was written and directed by the late John Hughes and continues to have a significant impact on teen comedies today. In addition to Mia Sara as Sloane Peterson and Alan Ruck playing the aforementioned Cameron Frye, the movie also stars Matthew Broderick as the title character Ferris Bueller.
In the classic from the 1980s, Ferris goes to considerable measures to take advantage of a day off from school without being discovered. He enlists the help of his lover Sloane and his best buddy Cameron for a day trip to Chicago. Even Cameron, who hails from an affluent family, gives Ferris permission to drive his father’s 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder only grudgingly.
But at one point in the movie, two garage attendants—played by the late Larry “Flash” Jenkins and Richard Edson—decide to embark on their own adventure, driving the car—to the tune of the Star Wars theme, no less—before the gang comes back to get it.
Although there was never a formal follow-up to Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, a television sitcom based on the film was created, however without Hughes’ participation. The program, simply titled Ferris Bueller, ran on NBC from 1990 to 1991 for just one season. Ferris, Sloane, and Cameron were replaced by Charlie Schlatter, Ami Dolenz, and Brandon Douglas, respectively.