This is just a shot in the dark, but based on Day’s credentials, it seems feasible she might be looking to inject a little more diversity into the “American Pie” franchise than we’ve seen before.
If you go back and look at the posters for the four “American Pie” movies up to this point, it’s pretty much wall-to-wall white characters. Not that there’s anything wrong with having a few Stiflers (that came out wrong), but it does seem strange that a film series with “American” in the title should only present one view of what America looks like. In addition to “American Pie,” “American Pie 2,” “American Wedding,” and “American Reunion,” there have also been five direct-to-video “American Pie Presents” films: “Band Camp,” “The Naked Mile,” “Beta House,” “The Book of Love,” and “Girls’ Rules,” the latter of which came out in 2020.
I’m sure there might be more than one casual “American Pie” viewer who is reading this and didn’t even realize the series was still going in the 2020s. Maybe Day can help restore “American Pie” to relevance with her take on it. One thing is clear: for both Chevy drivers and moviegoers, the levee of “American Pie” ideas may not be as dry as we thought it was.