New Line Cinema is looking to reboot its “Vacation” franchise and has hired Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley to write the new version, reports Variety.
The franchise started in 1983 with National Lampoon’s Vacation, which starred Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo. The duo would reprise their roles for three more sequels. Chase and D’Angelo played Clark and Ellen Griswold again in HomeAway’s 14-minute short “Hotel Hell Vacation” that was promoted during the Super Bowl. You can watch the video here.
Variety says that the new film 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 movie 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.
Wedding Crashers helmer David Dobkin is producing the film.