National Lampoon's Vacation reboot gets it's directors

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If you’re a child of the 80’s, then chances are that you’ve seen at least one of the four Vacation films. And if you’re a boy of the 80’s, then chances are you watched the first film just to see Beverley D’Angelo in the shower. 

(…Right. And now that you’re back from your internet image search, we may continue…)

The series of films saw goofy patriarch, Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase), drag his family all around the world in a series of vacations filled with more calamity than sightseeing. The films went on to become cult hits and now New Line Cinema is looking to revive the franchise by handing over the reins to a pair of “horrible bosses”.

According to Deadline, New Line is currently in negotiations with John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, the reboot script writers, to make their directorial debut. Daley and Goldstein also wrote New Line’s 2011 smash hit, Horrible Bosses, and are currently working on it’s sequel. Bosses made $200 million worldwide and also probably resulted in massive spike of the words “Jennifer”, “Aniston” and “Lab coat” showing up in Google searches everywhere.

The current script for Vacation was actually drafted in 2009 already, and acts as a requel. (That’s a reboot that’s also a sequel, for all you jive-monkeys not hip to the Hollywood lingo.) This new film will see Clark Griswold’s now grown-up son, Rusty, taking his family on a vacation to Wally World (the holiday destination of the first film) before it closes down for good. But obviously, the apple doesn’t fall too far from the bumbling tree.

Chase is expected to be reprising his role as Clark, who is now a grandfather.

I would like to end this article on a line about how it’s been far too long since we’ve seen funny man Chevy Chase and that based on how hilarious Horrible Bosses was, that I am really looking forward to this, but chances are you’re no longer reading this. No, you’re busy googling “Jennifer Aniston lab coat”, aren’t you?

 

Last Updated: February 28, 2012

Kervyn Cloete

A man of many passions - but very little sleep - I've been geeking out over movies, video games, comics, books, anime, TV series and lemon meringues as far back as I can remember. So show up for the geeky insight, stay for the delicious pastries.

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