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A new Vacation

10.07.2009

Are you ready for another Griswold holiday filled with family fun, embarrassment and death? Then get ready to pack up the truckster and whistle "Zippity Do-Dah" out of your assholes... but with a whole new family, and probably far fewer memorable quotes.

The recently compacted New Line is going on a new VACATION, but will now focus on the grown-up Rusty Griswold taking his own family on a hellish road trip. (But which Rusty variant? Anthony Michael Hall? Ethan Embry? NIGHT OF THE CREEPS geek Jason Lively? "Big Bang Theory" geek Johnny Galecki?)

According to THR, original parents Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo will "have room to make appearances as grandparents, providing a sense of continuity, though no deals are in place." David Dobkin (WEDDING CRASHERS) is producing and possibly directing. The studio is looking for writers with the intention for the pseudo-sequel to be more PLANES TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES than RV or ARE WE THERE YET?, which is mildly comforting.

Given his recent problems with the law, Randy Quaid presumably won't be back as cousin Eddie (although he did already manage to get his own sequel, the deservedly little-seen TV movie "Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure").

Extra Tidbit: "30 Rock" co-star Jane Krakowski played the daddy-Frenching cousin from the first movie.
Source: THR

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12:25AM on 10/08/2009

Mchale!

I like the idea that the poster had about Joel Mchale playing Rusty. That is the only way that I will see this movie, unless Chevy is the lead again. Mchale definitely has a Chevy like persona...plus Chevy is on his new show Community so it could definitely happen!
I like the idea that the poster had about Joel Mchale playing Rusty. That is the only way that I will see this movie, unless Chevy is the lead again. Mchale definitely has a Chevy like persona...plus Chevy is on his new show Community so it could definitely happen!
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2:58PM on 10/07/2009
Dude, Clark Griswold was a pretty delusional guy, while Rusty (in his various forms) usually seemed to be pretty straight headed. I just don't see it working. (But then again, the general public's not really gonna care about something like that)
Dude, Clark Griswold was a pretty delusional guy, while Rusty (in his various forms) usually seemed to be pretty straight headed. I just don't see it working. (But then again, the general public's not really gonna care about something like that)
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2:53PM on 10/07/2009

This just doesn't sound like it's going to work.

Vacation is, upsetting as it is to say, dead. It's been a long time since the last one and another one just sounds dated, dumb and completely unnecessary...
Vacation is, upsetting as it is to say, dead. It's been a long time since the last one and another one just sounds dated, dumb and completely unnecessary...
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1:26PM on 10/07/2009
Wasn't there a direct-to-DVD thanksgiving vacation also; with an entirely different cast? I'm sure this one will get the same treatment.
Wasn't there a direct-to-DVD thanksgiving vacation also; with an entirely different cast? I'm sure this one will get the same treatment.
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10:15AM on 10/07/2009
This is almost as bad as when Cedric the Non-Entertainer remade it a few years back.

Almost.
This is almost as bad as when Cedric the Non-Entertainer remade it a few years back.

Almost.
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9:52AM on 10/07/2009
I've heard worse ideas so I'm going to stay away from this one till I hear casting news and a trailer.
I've heard worse ideas so I'm going to stay away from this one till I hear casting news and a trailer.
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9:16AM on 10/07/2009

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Can I Help You With That Kool-Aid? Please?
Can I Help You With That Kool-Aid? Please?
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6:57AM on 10/07/2009

Oh my god!

That tidbit was awesome! Gotta go back and re-watch the original now!

As to this "sequel". I vote "no". These movies only were funny because of Chevy's lead, IMHO. Take him out and you've got nothing.

Oh, and in keeping with the "gag" about Rusty being different in every movie, there has to be now a 5th Rusty to take on this role if they insist on pushing forward.
That tidbit was awesome! Gotta go back and re-watch the original now!

As to this "sequel". I vote "no". These movies only were funny because of Chevy's lead, IMHO. Take him out and you've got nothing.

Oh, and in keeping with the "gag" about Rusty being different in every movie, there has to be now a 5th Rusty to take on this role if they insist on pushing forward.
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6:55AM on 10/07/2009

Hmmmm, I have an idea

Call it National Lampoon's Haunted Vacation featuring the Ghostbusters. Maybe Chevy, Bill and Dan could reunite one last time and figure out how to take all these characters to Hell, cause that's a safer place than modern Hollywood.
Call it National Lampoon's Haunted Vacation featuring the Ghostbusters. Maybe Chevy, Bill and Dan could reunite one last time and figure out how to take all these characters to Hell, cause that's a safer place than modern Hollywood.
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6:38AM on 10/07/2009
BAD idea. BAD idea. BAD, BAD, BAD idea!!
BAD idea. BAD idea. BAD, BAD, BAD idea!!
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4:25AM on 10/07/2009

Hey.

If this happens, I'll end up seeing it with my Dad. I hate to admit, but I liked Vegas Vacation.
If this happens, I'll end up seeing it with my Dad. I hate to admit, but I liked Vegas Vacation.
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2:23AM on 10/07/2009
Im not thilled with the idea, but how about Joel McHale as Rusty?
Im not thilled with the idea, but how about Joel McHale as Rusty?
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1:44AM on 10/07/2009
Wouldn't Rusty learn from his father's mistakes?

This movie will suck.
Wouldn't Rusty learn from his father's mistakes?

This movie will suck.
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1:32AM on 10/07/2009

hmmm

Bring back Chase and D'Angelo and I'll be there money in hand for a ticket...but this sounds like a terrible idea...
Bring back Chase and D'Angelo and I'll be there money in hand for a ticket...but this sounds like a terrible idea...
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1:32AM on 10/07/2009

NO

CHEVY?!?!?
CHEVY?!?!?
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1:19AM on 10/07/2009

oh boy...

this has bad news written all over it
this has bad news written all over it
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1:01AM on 10/07/2009
Umm, no!
Umm, no!
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1:00AM on 10/07/2009
I think all the rusty's should be in the film and all of them can race to wherever the vacation is and then Randy Quiad is the prize other than this movie sucking ass in the end.
I think all the rusty's should be in the film and all of them can race to wherever the vacation is and then Randy Quiad is the prize other than this movie sucking ass in the end.
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12:55AM on 10/07/2009

Chase has to star!!

I was stoked by the headline to this article, but upon reading it out and seeing that Rusty would be the LEAD...I changed my opinion.

The first 3 VACATION flicks are comedies that I can re-watch at almost anytime, and even though VEGAS VACATION sucked ass, I was MORE THAN WILLING to give Chase and D'Angelo another shot at the helm of this franchise...even without the great John Hughes as the screenwriter behind the film (he wrote the first 3).

But this idea sounds lame and STRAIGHT TO
I was stoked by the headline to this article, but upon reading it out and seeing that Rusty would be the LEAD...I changed my opinion.

The first 3 VACATION flicks are comedies that I can re-watch at almost anytime, and even though VEGAS VACATION sucked ass, I was MORE THAN WILLING to give Chase and D'Angelo another shot at the helm of this franchise...even without the great John Hughes as the screenwriter behind the film (he wrote the first 3).

But this idea sounds lame and STRAIGHT TO DVD-ish...

Re-think this, New Line. How hard would it be to sign Chase and D'Angelo and write another film with THEM as the stars. DO THAT!!
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12:38AM on 10/07/2009

Come on

Rusty should know better. Would he really put his children through that?
Rusty should know better. Would he really put his children through that?
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12:13AM on 10/07/2009

This is a bad idea

ugh...
ugh...
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