Although many of his films have been successful enough to spawn sequels, director Cameron Crowe has yet to follow any of them up with a second film. That’s not to say that the idea has never crossed his mind, at least for possibly his most popular film of all – 1989’s Say Anything…, which starred John Cusack and Ione Skye.
Speaking at a Television Critics Association press tour event on Saturday to promote his upcoming documentary Pearl Jam Twenty for PBS’s American Masters series, the director stated –
[Say Anything… is] the only thing that I’ve written that I would consider doing that [making a sequel] with. And I’ve thought about it from time to time, and talked about it with John Cusack once. This is the only story that [I’ve thought], there might be another chapter to that at some point… We have to keep the guy that Lloyd Dobler has to drive home from the prom party — he’s got to come back.
The documentary itself, which airs on October 21, should be of interest to film fans as well as music fans, considering that Crowe’s relationship with the band started back when he was filming his 1992 tale of Gen-X love and angst Singles. Members of Pearl Jam played the movie’s fictional band that was fronted by Matt Dillion’s character. And even though they are friends, Crowe promises that the documentary will contain lead singer Eddie Vedder’s “perfectly hideous” performance and intoxicated stage rantings at a party celebrating the release of the film.
Via The Wrap.