Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

Arts and Entertainment

Cameron Crowe And John Cusack Are Really Not Okay With The 'Say Anything' TV Show

Stories like these are only possible with your help!
You have the power to keep local news strong for the coming months. Your financial support today keeps our reporters ready to meet the needs of our city. Thank you for investing in your community.

Cameron Crowe and John Cusack do not want there to be a Say Anything... TV show at all, and they're not cool with NBC's decision to announce one.

There's been a deluge of reboots on television lately. We've got Hannibal, Bates Motel, Sleepy Hollow, and Gotham, just to name a few derivative television shows on the air right now. And while some of them receive a lot of praise (Hannibal), others do not (Under the Dome, anyone?).

Yesterday, NBC announced their plan to rework 1989's Say Anything... into a TV series. This single-camera rom-com from Kapital Entertainment and 20th Century Fox would take place 10 years after the film (but in present day, so somehow they skip a decade), Deadline Hollywood reports, long after Diane (Ione Skye) and Lloyd (Cusack) had split up. The show follows Lloyd attempting to rekindle their romance after Diane comes back home. On board to write the show is Justin Adler, who wrote the short-lived sitcom Better Off Ted.

However, director Cameron Crowe and actor John Cusack do not, under any circumstances, what 1989's Say Anything... to be turned into a crappy TV show, and they plan on standing in the way.

Support for LAist comes from

Crowe did not elaborate on his plans, whether through legal means or by standing outside the studios blasting "We're Not Gonna Take It" on a boombox.

Cusack was, as is his wont lately, highly critical.

Ione Skye is more concerned right now with being green.