Ed Helms in Talks to Headline 'Vacation' Reboot
Because there's so much pent up demand for a reboot of the 1983 Chevy Chase comedy National Lampoon's Vacation, Warner Bros is actually moving forward with the movie.
That bit about the pent up demand is a lie, but the rest is completely true.
The reboot is actually both a remake and a sequel. How's that possible? They just take the story of the original but instead of centering it on Chase's character Clark Griswold, it will be centered on his grown up son Rusty instead.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ed Helms is in talks to play Rusty Griswold, and the plan is to shoot the movie in the spring of 2013 when Helms is done with his obligations for The Office. John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are directing the new movie from their own script.
The original movie made over $60 million at the box office for Warner Bros and it spawned three sequels.
The road trip from hell concept was successfully mined in the 2005 Ice Cube comedy Are We There Yet?, and if the Vacation reboot does well, we can expect to see the same concept re-purposed with different locations in the sequels.