‘How can they?’ Judd Nelson says no to ‘Breakfast Club’ reboot without John Hughes

Judd Nelson isn’t interested in seeing a reboot of his 1985 cult classic “The Breakfast Club.”

Nelson said a fresh take on the film could never happen without its original writer, producer and director John Hughes, who died from a heart attack in 2009.

“Not without John Hughes,” Nelson told Us Weekly at the L.A. premiere of “David Crosby: Remember My Name” on Thursday. “Or his kids or family … With John Hughes, OK. But without him, how can they?”

Nelson said Hughes brought something to the original that can’t be replicated.

“It comes from him,” he said. “We were lucky. It’s like a fast horse. We were lucky to get that ride and not fall off.”

Judd Nelson, left, Emilio Estevez, Ally Sheedy, Molly Ringwald and Anthony Michael Hall in a scene from the motion picture "The Breakfast Club." It's the movie's 30th Anniversary. CREDIT: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment [Via MerlinFTP Drop] (Photo: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment)

“The Breakfast Club” follows five high school students, each from different walks of life, as they serve all-day detention together. Over the course of the film, the teens open up about their lives and bond despite their differences. According to Box Office Mojo, the film earned over $51 million worldwide.

Molly Ringwald, who also starred in the film, told Us Weekly in 2017 the film’s premise is unlikely today.

“I don’t think you could remake it now, they would all just be on their phones and no one would speak to each other,” she said.

When asked where he thinks his bad-boy character John Bender would be in 2019, Nelson had a guess.

“The White House,” he said with a smirk.

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