Cameron Crowe vetoes 'Say Anything...' sequel
Writer/director Cameron Crowe has addressed the rumours of a sequel to his big break romantic drama 'Say Anything...', confirming that he loves the characters but is hesitant about revisiting them.
'Say Anything...' was the classic high school film with John Cusack as Lloyd Dobler, an unlucky in love kickboxer who falls for Ione Skye's smart girl Diane Court.
The two fall in love just before she wins a scholarship placement in England. 'Say Anything...' is noted for its revered scene with Cusack's character holding up a boombox playing Peter Gabriel's 'In Your Eyes' to try and win back his girl.
Crowe commented on the rumours of a sequel to IFC: "I was very surprised that [my comments] got picked up and repeated so many times
"It’s a personal thing for me, that movie. It’s probably my favourite thing I’ve ever done.
"The last thing I would ever dream of doing is touching something that I feel so proud about in any way. I just love the characters and I was sort of musing out loud with this really cool person that had asked the question."
Although, the Oscar winner did state that he's not completely against using some of the characters again somehow: "I remember those characters and I keep thinking that there’s more that I could write about some of them,” he said. “If anything, it would be a side character or some story where there was some kind of linkage.
"I love Mike Cameron, I love the poor drunk that they drive home on the night of the grad party. As a writer, there’s just more there that I always thought, ‘Well someday.’ Maybe it’s just a short story. Maybe it’s a miniature kind of thing that I write some day."
Crowe, who the Academy Award for scripting another nostalgic music-driven romance - 'Almost Famous' - has recently uploaded deleted scenes from the film (in script form) to his website.
The filmmaker's latest is a documentary on iconic rock band Pearl Jam. You can catch the trailer for 'Pearl Jam 20' here on Cinemas Online.
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