National Lampoon's 'Vacation' reboot will revolve around Rusty Griswold
National Lampoon's Vacation is up for a remake? Clark Griswold would roll over in his grave, but since he's not dead, John Hughes will have the honors. Seriously? Is no '80s franchise sacred?
The Hollywood Reporter says New Line is negotiating with John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, who have already penned the Vacation script. (They also wrote Horrible Bosses and its upcoming sequel.)
But nevermind the behind-the-scenes mumbo-jumbo, here's what you really want to know: The new Vacation would be half remake/half reboot. By that, I mean it will revolve around Rusty Griswold, now fully grown, and his misadventures with his own family, THR reports.
No word on casting yet. I'd be shocked if Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo weren't brought on board for a cameo. (Hey, it worked out great for Leonard Nimoy to pop up in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek reboot!)
The late John Hughes wrote the original 1983 Vacation script, based on a short story he'd written for National Lampoon back in 1979. With sequels set in Europe, Chicago and Vegas, it was his only '80s movie that spawned sequels.
TOP 5 RUSTY GRISWOLD QUOTES:
5. "That was a crummy Wyatt Earp dad. He was wearing jogging shoes."
4. "I stabbed my brain."
3. "Dad, this is not the car you ordered!"
2. "Mom, my sandwich is all wet."
1. "It'll be real easy for Normie to find Aunt Edna. All he has to do is look for the buzzards."