Paramount’s ‘Ferris Bueller’ Spinoff Film Lands Director David Katzenberg

Paramount Pictures’ feature spinoff of 1980s touchstone Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is revving up.

The studio has set David Katzenberg to direct the follow-up movie Sam and Victor’s Day Off, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Taking place on a single day, the film centers on the two titular valets who borrow the Ferrari belonging to the father of Alan Ruck’s character, Cameron Frye, in John Hughes’ original 1986 film.

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Katzenberg is known for his work as director and executive producer of ABC’s The Goldbergs, along with producing Warner Bros.’ hit 2017 film It. His other directing credits include the series Average Joe, 911: Lone Star, Young Rock and The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers.

Producers on the feature include Paul Young of Argyle Media, in addition to Cobra Kai co-creators Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg and Josh Heald. Dina Hillier serves as executive producer, while associate producers include Stephen Cedars, Benji Kleiman and Scott Yacyshyn.

Development of the project was initially reported back in 2022. The news of Katzenberg’s hiring was first reported by newsletter The InSneider.

Written and directed by Hughes, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off follows the title character played by Matthew Broderick, who ditches school with pal Cameron and girlfriend Sloane (Mia Sara) in the hopes of having a day of adventure in Chicago. Richard Edson and Larry Flash Jenkins played the unnamed valets in the original film who take the Ferrari on a joy ride.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off collected $70 million in its theatrical run and spawned a short-lived NBC sitcom in the early 1990s that included a pre-fame Jennifer Aniston as part of its main cast.

Katzenberg is represented by WME and Johnson Shapiro.

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