‘Say Anything’ sequel? Director Cameron Crowe wishes he made ‘two or three more movies’

Director Cameron Crowe is not a fan of making sequels. “Say Anything,” which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, might be the exception.

The writer-director tells USA TODAY he has always yearned to revisit his 1989 directorial debut.

Crowe, along with the romantic drama’s stars John Cusack, Ione Skye and executive producer James L. Brooks reunited at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival Monday to discuss “Say Anything.”

“I once told John Cusack, that is the only story I have told that I thought there could have been more,” Crowe says. “I haven’t wanted to continue any of the stories I’ve been lucky enough to tell. But ‘Say Anything’ feels so personal. I feel how that story could continue.”

“Say Anything” features underachieving Lloyd Dobler (Cusack) who falls for the class valedictorian Diane Court (Ione Skye). The improbable relationship flourishes, crashes and burns, and then is brought back to life after the film’s immortal moment — Dobler playing a jukebox serenade of Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes” outside Court’s window.

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