On Thursday, a mysterious clip starring a gray-haired Matthew Broderick appeared on YouTube. In the clip, Broderick opens the shades and says “How can I handle work on a day like today?” It’s immediately followed by a date, which happens to be 2/5/11, or Super Bowl Sunday.
This description of the video on YouTube says:
We hate to be such a tease, but on a day like today, we just have to. Stick it out until the Super Bowl, or take a “day off” on Monday and catch the big reveal.
While that may in fact be true, this little clip is simply a teaser for a Super Bowl ad – for Honda. Jalopnik reports that Honda’s ad will recreate many parts of the the classic film, including the famous Ferrari-jumping scene where the two shady valets take Cameron’s dad’s car out for a joyride. But this time, instead of a Ferrari, it will be a Honda CR-V.
Not only will the ad star Matthew Broderick, but it’s also directed by The Hangover‘s Todd Phillips.
I guess, in theory, they could announce some sort of plans for a sequel as part of the Honda Super Bowl ad. Maybe the ad is just a tester for public enthusiasm for a Ferris Bueller reunion. But that’s probably just wishful thinking (or a terrible idea, depending on who you ask).