Yet Another Reboot: Vacation
New Line Cinema has decided to cash in on a previous film's popularity by doing a reboot/follow up to the 1983 comedy, National Lampoon's Vacation.
Since Warner Bros acquired New Line back in 1996, NL exec Sam Brown has been browsing through the catelog of films the recently downsized studio now has rights to. Apparently Brown is a fan of "Vacation" and he presented the idea of doing a sequel to New Line president Toby Emmerich and production president Richard Brener, who both saw dollar signs in their eyes.
Wedding Crashers director David Dobkin has been tapped to helm the project.
Although no writers have been attached yet, the Hollywood Reporter's "Heat Vision" blog says the story will most-likely focus on Rusty Griswold, the son of Clark Griswold, the father from the original movies, played by Chevy Chase. Rusty is now a father himself and decides to take his kids on a vacation, where hilarity will most-likely ensue.
OK, obviously this is a huge opportunity for Chevy Chase (and possibly Beverly D’Angelo) to have a role in this, or at least a cameo. But does this also mean that we might get to see Anthony Michael Hall ham up the big screen again?
Since Warner Bros controls the title and characters to the story, National Lampoon will probably not be involved in the project.
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