Cameron Crowe's 'Say Anything' sequel would revolve around who?!?
Remember that sequel to Say Anything that Cameron Crowe floated by us earlier this month? Turns out it was just a "pipe dream," he says.
To review: Crowe, while doing the media rounds for his new documentary Pearl Jam Twenty, was asked whether he'd consider a sequel to 1989's Say Anything, which starred John Cusack and Ione Skye. Crowe replied that it was "the only thing" he'd ever written that he "would consider doing that with." BLAMMO. Movie blogs everywhere, including this one, picked it up as actual news. Because actually it was sorta news. (And someone please give the reporter who asked the question an honorary Stuck in the '80s lifetime membership reward.)
"I was very surprised that got picked up and repeated so many times," Crowe now tells IFC. He added that any sort of Say Anything sequel is "definitely a pipe dream." Well, we're not shocked, but please keep talking.
Crowe adds that if a sequel did happen, it'd be more of a spinoff, focusing on a minor character. Which character? Not Lloyd Dobler obviously. Not Diane Court or even her dad. No, he'd love to write more about Mike Cameron. You remember him, right? He's the drunken party-goer -- "I gotta go home, I gotta go home" -- who needs a ride home from Lloyd. The character was played by Jason Gould, the son of Barbra Streisand and Elliott Gould who also played the role of the bratty son who wanted to learn football in Prince of Tides.
"I love Mike Cameron, I love the poor drunk that they drive home on the night of the grad party," Crowe said. "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."