Now that’s a headline you don’t expect to see, but it seems that legacy sequels or even spinoffs remain a big market. It’s just been revealed by Deadline that the creators behind Cobra Kai, Jon Hurwitz, Haden Schlossberg, and Josh Heald are actively working on a spinoff based on Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Bill Posley is set to write the film and it’ll be titled Sam and Victor’s Day Off. Paul Young is producing the film with Make Good Content, whose executive, Devon Young, is supervising the project.
It’s certainly a surprise to hear that spinoff of this classic is in any form of development. To be fair, one could say the same thing about The Karate Kid legacy sequel Cobra Kai, which became a massive hit after it moved to its new home with Netflix. So, if anyone can make a head-scratching project work again it would be the team behind that series. No story details are revealed but supposedly the story would follow the valet’s name-dropped in the title that joined Matthew Broderick‘s character when he made off with a Ferrari.
The trio is working on the film under their Counterbalance Entertainment banner with Dina Hillier acting as an executive producer on the project. It will be interesting to see how they tackle this storyline and if it’ll stick to the timeline of the original, or if this takes place in a different time altogether. Plus, it would be strange not to include the fourth wall breaking that the original was famous for. We’ll have to see how the project comes together in the future.