Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Are You Ready For Another 'VACATION'?

Yes, I think I am.

I just read this morning that we may soon see a sequel of sorts to the 1983 comedy classic,

The original is one of my
all-time favorite funny flicks, and I like what I've read so far about their new take on this popular franchise.

According to Borys Kit's HEAT VISION blog on The Hollywood Reporter website:

Writing has not yet begun, but the story will reportedly focus on Rusty Griswold, the son of Clark Griswold, the protagonist of the initial movies and portrayed by Chevy Chase. The younger Griswold is now a father in his own right and takes his family on a road trip vacation.

The characters would acknowledge that first trip, making the movie more of a sequel than a reboot.
Chase and Beverly D’Angelo, who played the mom in the original movies, will have room to make appearances as grandparents, providing a sense of continuity, though no deals are in place.

New Line is taking meetings with writers this week, hoping to make a movie that skews more towards “Planes Trains and Automobiles” or “Little Miss Sunshine” than “RV” or “Are We There Yet?”

David Dobkin (director/producer of
The Wedding Crashers) is attached to produce and possibly direct.

OK, that sounds like a good starting point to me, and a family vacation that I might actually enjoy.


Did you know that the screenplay for the original
Vacation was written by John Hughes, based on his short story in National Lampoon Magazine titled "Vacation '58" (the screenplay changes the year to 1983)?

The original story is a (reportedly) fictionalized account of Hughes' own family's ill-fated trip to
Disneyland (changed to Walley World for the film) when Hughes was a boy. The success of the film helped advance his screenwriting career.

And we all know how well
that went, don't we?

So check out the original trailer for
Vacation below, along with just ONE of the many funny scenes from this classic flick.

Enjoy your trip!


Anonymous said...

If I go back in time do I have to style my hair the way I did in 1983?

ju ju burd

Henrik said...

and another bonus fact:
before the movie comes out, a vacation rental company, HomeAway, is going to bring back the Griswolds in a new ad campaign; saw it here:

Vacation Movie said...

This is gooo film of year 1983. Directed by Harold Ramis with Chevy Chase as Clark Griswold, Beverly D'Angelo as Ellen Griswold, Imogene Coca as Aunt Edna.