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‘Say Anything’ TV Series Canned After John Cusack & Cameron Crowe Objections

Tue, October 7, 2014 6:14pm EDT by Chris Rogers 1 Comment
Say Anything TV Show
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Cameron Crowe and John Cusack are party poopers! The director and star of the 1989 movie, which the TV adaptation would have been based on, expressed unhappiness about the project, leading it to be shelved indefinitely.

Twenty-five years after Lloyd Dobler (John Cusack) held a boombox over his head outside Diane Court’s (Ione Skye) bedroom window in 1989’s Say Anything, a deal was inked to reboot the story as a television series for NBC, HollywoodLife.com‘s sister site Deadline reported. While there was a script sale, the film’s director, Cameron Crowe, and John took to Twitter to express their unhappiness over the new project. And due to their disapproval, 20th Century Fox has decided not to go forward with the project.

‘Say Anything’ TV Show Killed After Cameron Crowe & John Cusack Object

John, Cameron and Ione were not affiliated with the NBC revival. Cameron took to Twitter shortly after the news was announced to make sure that was known. The director wanted fans to know he had no involvement in the script, “except in trying to stop it.”

John also tweeted his disapproval of the Say Anything TV adaptation.

It’s not clear what steps Cameron and/or John took to kill the series, but whatever they did, it worked.

A rep for NBC told Deadline that 20th Century Fox would not be going forward with the Say Anything TV adaptation.

‘Say Anything’ TV Series: 10 Years Later

Say Anything followed the romance between Lloyd and Diane during the summer after their high school graduation. Set in present day, the TV adaptation would have picked up 10 years later, according to Deadline. In the would-be series, Lloyd has long since been dumped by Diane. When she surprisingly returns home, Lloyd is inspired to “dare to be great” once again, get Diane back and reboot his life.

What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Should there be a TV adaptation of Say Anything?

— Chris Rogers

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