Paramount’s Ferris Bueller Spinoff Sets David Katzenberg as Director

Production on Paramount Picturesspinoff for Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is well into development, with the production house naming David Katzenberg as the film’s director.

The news of Katzenberg joining the project was first reported by Jeff Sneider and and has since been confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter. Previously, Katzenberg produced Warner Bros. 2017 rendition of It, and has directed for series like The Goldbergs, Average Joe, 911: Lone Star, Young Rock, and more.

The Ferris Bueller spinoff was first announced a couple of years ago, and will center around the two valets from the original movie who take Cameron’s father’s 1961 Ferrari for a joyride. The characters didn’t originally have names, but have been dubbed “Sam” and “Victor,” resulting in the new spinoffs title: Sam and Victor’s Day Off.

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Paul Young of Argyle Media will produce the spinoff along with Cobra Kai co-creators Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg, and Josh Heald. The original Ferris Bueller was directed by John Hughes and arrived in 1986, becoming an iconic, beloved film.


The production schedule and release date of Sam and Victor’s Day Off remains unknown. In the meantime, Ferris Bueller fans can revisit the film’s official soundtrack, which arrived in 2016. Or, let your mind go wild with the fan theory: was Ferris Bueller just a figment of Cameron’s imagination?

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