Cameron Crowe has been forced to say that he has no plans to make a sequel to 1989 teen comedy Say Anything.
Crowe spoke after recently admitting that he had thought about bringing back the movie's central characters, played by John Cusack and Ione Skye.
He told IFC: "I was very surprised that got picked up and repeated so many times. It's a personal thing for me, that movie.
"It's probably my favourite thing I've ever done. And the last thing I would ever dream of doing is touching something that I feel so proud about in any way.
"I just love the characters and I was sort of musing out loud with this really cool person that had asked the question."
However, the director did say that he would maybe do a smaller project related to the film.
He added: "I love Mike Cameron (Jason Gould), I love the poor drunk that they drive home on the night of the grad party.
"As a writer, there's just more there that I always thought, 'Well someday'. Maybe it's just a short story. Maybe it's a miniature kind of thing that I write someday."
Crowe's latest movie, We Bought A Zoo, which stars Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson, is released on December 23.
Teen movies for the ages...