‘Ferris Bueller’ Spinoff ‘Sam And Victor’s Day Off’ Drives Ahead With Director David Katzenberg

I don’t complain much about spinoffs and unwanted remakes, but this idea is truly terrible and I’m surprised Paramount doesn’t see it. A spinoff of 1986 stone cold classic, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, is in the works, and it’ll center on the two valet drivers who took the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder belonging to Cameron’s father for a spin.

Ugh, right?

THR reports that David Katzenberg will direct the film, titled Sam and Victor’s Day Off. The story will take place over the course of a single day during the events of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, as Sam and Victor enjoy what is sure to be an insane joyride. The characters were originally played by Richard Edson and Larry “Flash” Jenkins.

The follow-up to John Hughes’ comedy classic will have someone familiar with nostalgia properties in Katzenberg, who directed episodes of The Goldbergs and The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers. Aboard as producers are Cobra Kai creators Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg and Josh Heald.

So what do you think? Excited for Sam and Victor’s Day Off? And if so, who are you hoping gets cast?


Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.