'Vacation' Reboot & 'Deepwater Horizon' Get Fall Dates in 2015 & 2016
by Ethan Anderton
October 6, 2014
New Line has already started production on Vacation, the reboot of the classic 80s comedy National Lampoon's Vacation starring Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo. This time Chase and D'Angelo are only returning in a cameo capacity as the new film will follow Ed Helms as a grown up Rusty Griswold taking his wife (Christina Applegate) and their kids on a trip to Walley World. Horrible Bosses writing duo John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are making their directorial debut on the film, and THR reports Warner Bros. releases the film on October 9th, 2015, just a year from now. But there's more.
Margin Call director J.C. Chandor's next film Deepwater Horizon has just secured a release date as well. Summit Entertainment will send the film to theaters on September 30th, 2016, which seems a little early if the studio is hoping for award consideration, but it's not far from where Argo opened and that ended up winning Best Picture. Mark Wahlberg is slated to star in the film about the headline-making oil rig which exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, resulting in a catastrophic oil spill, the likes of which haven't been seen since the Exxon Valdez oil spill incident back in 1989. In the meantime, we can't wait to see Chandor's film A Most Violent Year, another likely awards contender, this winter.