'Horrible Bosses' Writing Duo to Direct Reboot of 'Vacation' Franchise

February 27, 2012
Source: THR


The writing duo of John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein should be busy at work on a sequel to Horrible Bosses, but they've also got another gig to keep them working hard down the road. THR reports New Line has just hired the popular writing team to direct a reboot of Vacation, the Chevy Chase led film from National Lampoon's comedy group that turned into a four film franchise. Originally David Dobkin was attached to produce and direct the film from a script that Goldstein and Daley wrote themselves, but he's decided to opt out of the project, allowing a fantastic opportunity for the pair to take a leap in their career.

As was reported when the project was first announced back in 2009, the film is also a pseudo sequel in that it follows Rusty Griswold, son to Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo's Clark and Ellen Griswold from the original film, embarking on a new vacation as the father of his own family. No word on whether the elder Griswolds will return for a cameo to send their son and his family on their merry way, but Warner Bros. and their New Line branch certainly were hoping for that to happen initially.

Goldstein and Daley have made huge strides in just a few years with Horrible Bosses and the forthcoming Burt Wonderstone starring Jim Carrey and Steve Carell, not to mention the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs sequel, but directing their own material for a debut is just too sweet. Honestly, I can't imagine a better duo taking on this project. Here's hoping it can live up to the Vacation that took us to Wallyworld.

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Reader Feedback - 6 Comments


Yep the world's coming to an end!

dayumKREEPAH on Feb 28, 2012


So....remakes of the Vacation films? Without Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo ? Why watch it then? I think remaking comedys is not possible, I can't think of 1 that was better/as good?

David Banner on Feb 28, 2012


Yeah, if Chevy's not in it...why go? He IS the Vacation movies.If you wanna make a comedy then just come up with something original!! I think it'd be funny to see the family go on another "vacation" WITH Grandpa and Grandma.

darthwhitey on Feb 28, 2012


Wow. This just doesn't good at all.

grimjob on Feb 28, 2012


If no Chase, then I won't go. Why can't they do a Rusty and Grandma and Grandpa vacation. That would be better. And it would be sweet if it was Anthony Micheal Hall. What else is he doing besides pissing off a hotel ledge on Entourage.

The Douche on Feb 28, 2012


You cant remake a classic comedy.  The Vacations, blues bros & meatballs of the world should be on the 'do not disturb / destroy' list.

Solo_Calrissian on Feb 29, 2012

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