Cameron Crowe and John Cusack Say 'Hell No' to 'Say Anything' TV Sequel

Director Cameron Crowe didn't take kindly to news of a planned television sequel to his 1989 romantic comedy-drama Say Anything.

According to Deadline, the filmmaker wasn't ahead of the announcement that NBC and 20th Century Fox had finalized a deal for a script commitment. The series is set in the present, following the events of the 1989 film, with Lloyd Dobler (the role originated byJohn Cusack) trying to get his life in order to impress a returning Diane (originally portrayed by Ione Skye).

Like most people, Crowe vented his frustration on Twitter:


Regarding the announcement of a "Say Anything" tv show... @JohnCusack, @IoneSkye1 and I have no involvement... except in trying to stop it.

— Cameron Crowe (@CameronCrowe) October 7, 2014

Cusack echoed Crowe's sentiments:

Hell no !! “@readdreamwrite: .@johncusack Are you or @CameronCrowe involved with this series? http://t.co/CAIfVIR9L3

— John Cusack (@johncusack) October 7, 2014

Deadline points out Fox can legally use films from its library without getting the go-ahead from creators -- it's just considered bad etiquette to do so. The article further speculates that this miscommunication, and Crowe's public disapproval, could kill the project.

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