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Vacation reboot moving ahead with Horrible Bosses writers

Jul. 21, 2011by:

Back in 2010, we brought you the news that the classic Chevy Chase comedy VACATION was getting a reboot at Warner Bros. Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley (HORRIBLE BOSSES) were writing the script and now, with the heat off the success of BOSSES, the VACATION remake is moving onto the fast track.

The studio likes the draft submitted by Goldstein and Daley and are looking to get filming going later this year. They've sent the project out to a number of directors, including Pete Segal who they worked with on the GET SMART redo.

As it stands, Chase is expected to reprise his role as Clark Griswold but not as the star of the movie. Instead, the film focuses on Rusty Griswold who is now grown up and having his own set of problems as he attempts to get his family across country to meet with his parents.

A VACATION remake seems like a really bad idea because, as even the writers point out, the success of the first film was due in large part to Chase himself. What actor could embody that personality with the same level of humor (also while acting alongside the elder Griswold)?

Source: LA Times

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1:34AM on 07/22/2011
I was just smelling-SMILING! I was just blowse-BROWSING...
I was just smelling-SMILING! I was just blowse-BROWSING...
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11:20PM on 07/21/2011
so this isnt a remake then! If its about his kid grown up then this is a sequel get it right lol.
so this isnt a remake then! If its about his kid grown up then this is a sequel get it right lol.
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7:42PM on 07/21/2011
I wonder if "It could be the next 'Hangover'!" was part of the pitch.
I wonder if "It could be the next 'Hangover'!" was part of the pitch.
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4:12PM on 07/21/2011

Not that bad of an idea...

I loved horrible bosses and those writers are good. I hope chevy cameos though.
I loved horrible bosses and those writers are good. I hope chevy cameos though.
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3:44PM on 07/21/2011

Shitters full!

Out of all the rumored reboots, remakes and what have you I think this one has the potential to work. After all it really sounds like a sequel. And I think having Rusty taking over is a great idea. In Christmas Vacation (my favorite) you get the idea that Clark's dad used to always want to make the vacations great for his family and then he passed that on to Clark. So now Clark has passed it onto Rusty and I think it's a great idea. Maybe there is a big grand re-opening of WallyWorld and Russ
Out of all the rumored reboots, remakes and what have you I think this one has the potential to work. After all it really sounds like a sequel. And I think having Rusty taking over is a great idea. In Christmas Vacation (my favorite) you get the idea that Clark's dad used to always want to make the vacations great for his family and then he passed that on to Clark. So now Clark has passed it onto Rusty and I think it's a great idea. Maybe there is a big grand re-opening of WallyWorld and Russ tries to get his family, his sister's family and his parents to go on this big road trip with him and hilarity ensues.

All they need is a great actor to play Rusty. Awhile ago it was seemed that perhaps Joel Mchale would take it. I think he would be an awesome fit and could definitely carry the movie with Chevy providing plenty of supporting laughs. The only bad thing is I'm guessing there will be no Cousin Eddie? Maybe a quick line about him and his wife hiding out in Canada, being chased by starwhackers? Plus Horrible Bosses was one of the funniest movies I've seen in alooooooong time so this is in good hands.
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2:50PM on 07/21/2011

I cant believe the freaks and geeks kid

is a big time screenwriter now. he just doesnt strike me as a funny person.
is a big time screenwriter now. he just doesnt strike me as a funny person.
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12:42PM on 07/21/2011
Whether its a sequel, remake or prequel it all sounds like a bad fuckin' idea. That much is for certain.
Whether its a sequel, remake or prequel it all sounds like a bad fuckin' idea. That much is for certain.
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11:44AM on 07/21/2011

This is a worse idea than....

...Christmas Vacation 2: Eddie's Island Adventure.
...Christmas Vacation 2: Eddie's Island Adventure.
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11:31AM on 07/21/2011
If they must do this, can John Francis Daley also star as Russ? That would go along with the trend of picking a new Griswold kid for each film. Plus he fits the profile. If not, I always liked Ethan Embry's portrayal of Rusty in Vegas Vacation. That will never happen though.
If they must do this, can John Francis Daley also star as Russ? That would go along with the trend of picking a new Griswold kid for each film. Plus he fits the profile. If not, I always liked Ethan Embry's portrayal of Rusty in Vegas Vacation. That will never happen though.
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11:17AM on 07/21/2011
This definitely sounds like a sequel. Not a remake.
This definitely sounds like a sequel. Not a remake.
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11:15AM on 07/21/2011
It's not really a reboot when Chase is still in it. I am not sure if this is a good idea or not.
It's not really a reboot when Chase is still in it. I am not sure if this is a good idea or not.
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10:41AM on 07/21/2011

NO!

NO!NO!NO!NO!NO!NO!NO!NO! STOP!STOP!STOP! Really! Leave it alone. Vegas Vacation was a stretch, it was still fun. There does not need to be a new one or a reboot. Jesus! Come up with an original idea!
NO!NO!NO!NO!NO!NO!NO!NO! STOP!STOP!STOP! Really! Leave it alone. Vegas Vacation was a stretch, it was still fun. There does not need to be a new one or a reboot. Jesus! Come up with an original idea!
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10:39AM on 07/21/2011
Chase still playing Clark... same continuity, just following the kids as adults... not sure how the term "remake" factors in to this. "Reboot", maybe... but in the same sense that Spielberg is looking to "reboot" Jurassic Park by making another sequel.
Chase still playing Clark... same continuity, just following the kids as adults... not sure how the term "remake" factors in to this. "Reboot", maybe... but in the same sense that Spielberg is looking to "reboot" Jurassic Park by making another sequel.
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