The Griswolds Are Heading Back Out For Another ‘Vacation’

The original Vacation movie is a bona fide classic. The film was made during the primes of Chevy Chase, John Hughes and Harold Ramis, three of the most prolific names in 80s pop culture. It spawned a hit and miss franchise that most people remember fondly to this day. So this news was inevitable.

The Hollywood Reporter has announced that the guys who wrote Horrible Bosses, John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstien, have turned in a script for a new Vacation movie and New Line is keen to give the duo the chance to direct too.

Daley and Goldstein’s Vacation script, first set up in 2009, plays like both a sequel and a reboot of the franchise that began with the 1983 Harold Ramis-directed comedy National Lampoon’s Vacationand continued with European Vacation, Christmas Vacation and Vegas Vacation.

A now grown-up Rusty Griswold, the son of the Chevy Chase character in the original series, experiences a misadventure with his own family.

This is a really dangerous direction to take the flick, part of what makes Vacation so great is Chevy and Beverly D’Angelo. If you want to rekindle the franchise it make sense to move the story towards younger protagonists, but Chase and D’Angelo are still relevant and hopefully play a bigger role in the film than the synopsis leads on.
Also is it to much to ask for a return of Anthony Micheal Hall and Dana Barron? Bring back the whole original gang one more time before you go traipsing off into the great remake unknown.
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