As we've reported before New Line Cinema is in the process of developing another sequel to the classic 80's comedy National Lampoon's Vacation, which is one of my all time favorite comedies. This new sequel will not carry the National Lampoon credit as the first three films have, but that's ok. I like the direction they are headed in this new film.
New Line has hired two new writers to take on the scripting duties, Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley are the guys who will write the newest incarnation. Here's what they have planned.
The latest Vacation project, is being described as more of an update than a sequel and will be closer in tone to Planes, Trains and Automobiles than the previous chapters. The story will focus on Rusty Griswold, now a grown man, who decides to take his own wife and kids on a road trip to Wally World before it closes forever. Chase is expected to reprise his role as Clark Griswold, now a grandfather.
Isn't that awesome! I love that idea! This definitely sounds like this is the most appropriate way to take the story. It should make fans of the original film very happy. Now we can only hope they actually cast Anthony Michael Hall to reprise his role as Rusty. That would just be freakin fantastic! Unfortunately, they probably won't.
What are your thoughts on the direction New Line is taking the story?