We love all things 80s, as our weekly column 80s Bits will attest to, so the return of Ferris Beuller in any form gives us mixed feelings. However, rather than a full-blown sequel, the return may come in a more commercial package.
A source posting as chuckachucka2012 on YouTube has posted the following video along with this short tease of a message: “We hate to be such a tease, but on a day like today, we just have to. Stick it out until the Super Bowl, or take a “day off” on Monday and catch the big reveal”.
The video teases an aged Bueller ready to take another day off, but we know this is for a commercial. Who could it possibly be, and what would Ferris think about being used as a tool of corporate America? Guess we’ll find out on 5 February.
UPDATE: Jalopnik reports that the ad will be for Honda and directed by none other than The Hangover director Todd Phillips. According to the source the spot is “to mimic much of the original film, except this time prominently featuring Hondas. The big jump the two valets do in Cameron’s dad’s Ferrari? We hear this time it’s going to be a Honda CR-V”.