We sat down with Matthew Broderick yesterday to talk about his new film Wonderful World, which opens in theaters in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco today, or you can catch it on VOD pretty much everywhere. It's a small, but very good movie about one man's melancholic outlook on life, and where he goes from there. Definitely worth seeing.
Our full interview with Broderick will be up later today, but we wanted to pass along his comments about Ferris Bueller's Day Off. With 2010 seeing both remakes of Red Dawn and Footloose, FBDO can't be that far behind. Personally, we'd like to see Broderick in a sequel called Ferris Bueller's Next Day Off, where he's an adult and playing hooky from a day in his corporate, married life. Except Bueller would have never joined the corporate life, right?
Read on for Broderick's comments right after the break.
Cinematical: Hollywood has been remaking everything in the world these days. It doesn't seem too out of the question that somewhere down the line they would remake Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Would that be strange for you, or would you think, "Well, it's business as usual. It is Hollywood and that is how it works."
Matthew Broderick: It would be fine. I would be perfectly happy for somebody to do that. They just redid Brighton Beach Memoirs on Broadway. I never got to see it, unfortunately, because I was doing a play. And that was a little strange to think of, just to be in an age where something can be revived or reinvented. But I found myself only wanting them to succeed. It was disappointing that it didn't last longer.
This year, at least, is when the remake of Footloose comes out, which is...
The movie, Footloose?
Yeah. They are remaking Footloose. They are remaking Red Dawn.
Yeah. Some of these films don't seem that long ago.
I know. I was almost in both of those. That is funny. Red Dawn was a pretty good idea. How would they put that in, with the Russians? Would they put it in today's world?
Yeah. I think it is set with the Russians again or the Chinese or something.
But there is no ... they don't ...
I know. We are not at war with the Russians anymore. Maybe it is back set in the '80s again. It has got all the up and coming Hollywood kids in it.
Yeah. Well it is kind of a good idea, that story, I think.
Yeah. It is the first time you see the fighting on our soil and a Russian invasion.
Yeah. It's good.
But, let's say you get a call tomorrow. "They are remaking Ferris Bueller's Day Off." Who could you see playing that role these days? Or do you think it would have to be someone relatively unknown, like you were at the time?
I have no idea. I am out of touch, pretty much, with the young upstarts. I see people with their name over the title of the movies and I have no idea who any of them are. I have become that person. I don't know who anybody is.
What if they asked you to cameo in it? Would you be averse to that?
I probably wouldn't enjoy that. I would rather leave what we did as our thing.