Looks like we are going to get another sequel to one of the greatest comedies of all time, Vacation. This next sequel will be more of a direct sequel to the original film, and this could work if the cast the people we want to see cast. New Line Cinema is currently meeting with writers to pump out a script for the film, and here is the cornerstone idea for where they want to build the story.
The story will focus on Rusty Griswold, the son of Clark Griswold. He is now a father in his own right and takes his family on a road trip vacation. The characters in the film will acknowledge the first famous vacation trip, making it a sequel and not a reboot. I will say that a sequel is much easier to get a way with than a reboot.
This film could possibly end up being a disaster, I definitely don't think it will live up to the original film. But it does have the potential to be funny. If they really want to sell this movie to the fans like myself and entice me to go, I want to see Anthony Michael Hall reprise his role as Rusty. I also would like to see Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo make an appearance, there is plenty of room to write them in. I'm sure they would all love to do it!
As of right now National Lampoon is not involved with the sequel, Warner Bros. has control of all the characters. As I said New Line is meeting with writers, and they are currently looking for a film that is more like Planes, Trains and Automobiles, and Little Miss Sunshine. They are shutting people down with ideas that are like RV and Are We There Yet, so at least it shows they have a little taste.
David Dobkin is attached to direct the movie, he directed the comedy Wedding Crashers, which was a really funny movie. It sounds like they want to make the right kind of family road trip film. I hope it ends up being good, but I have a fear that it wont work the way we would all like it to. What do you think about this Vacation sequel.