Cameron Crowe says no one is out there trying to pitch a Say Anything sequel
If you were a little skeptical about a SAY ANYTHING sequel you can put your worries aside.
Cameron Crowe wants you to know that he was just thinking out loud and was surprised at how the news got around so quickly, "I was very surprised that got picked up and repeated so many times." He went on to say that the sequel is "definitely a pipe dream."
The director spoke about his close relationship with the film, "It's a personal thing for me, that movie. It's probably my favorite thing I've ever done. And 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."
Plus, it's been a good long while since Crowe spoke with John Cusack about a sequel. The director has a strong admiration for the actor, "I always loved the Truffaut / Antoine Doinel relationship. And I said [to Cusack], 'We should have made more movies more often with that character or another character.' I so strongly relate to Cusack's persona and his acting. He really can say the words and make them sing. I wish I'd done more stuff with him. It's kind of odd that plans didn't align in that way."
But does he ever wonder what life would be like now for Lloyd and Diane? "I do from time to time, just talking with friends," Crowe said, before quickly adding, "but there's no script, nobody's out there trying to pitch a 'Say Anything...' sequel."
If SAY ANYTHING sequel related ever came to fruition it would be more of a spin-off, "I remember those characters and I keep thinking that there's more that I could write about some of them, and not just Lloyd. 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."
In the end, he's just glad that people still love the movie so much. "I'm honored that people have a personal relationship with the movie. I do too."