Anthony Micheal Hall confirms that John Hughes had contacted him about The Breakfast Club 2 possibly happening.
Home Alone has several ill-fated sequels. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off has that TV advert that sees the one-time teenage rebel now hawking Hondas as a middle-age man. When it comes to sequels to John Hughes movies, they haven’t always fared so well, perhaps something anticipated by the man himself. This is why Hughes himself largely steered clear of making sequels, something we’ve discussed previously here.
However, fresh off the back of another legacy sequel in the form of Halloween Kills, Anthony Michel Hall has revealed that Hughes was fully invested in a belated return to the world of The Breakfast Club, one of his most beloved movies, stating that it was the subject of their final conversation before Hughes’ untimely death in 2009 at just 59.
As he told The Independent, “at that time, he did mention the potential of doing a sequel to The Breakfast Club. It would have been all of us in our middle-age. His idea was to pick up with them in their 20s or 30s. That [idea] was on his mind, but that was the last conversation I had with him”.
It certainly confirms what fellow Breakfast Club alumnus Molly Ringwald had stated a few years ago when she claimed there was a script for the film written. “Somebody told me that there is the script for a sequel to The Breakfast Club. One day, all that stuff will come out.”
We will most likely never see the film now, and given the films mentioned at the outset, maybe that’s for the best. Whether the group of characters in the movie remained friends though will have to remain as one of cinema’s great unanswerable questions…
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