National Lampoon's Vacation reboot finally going ahead

News Simon Brew
7 Jul 2014 - 06:20
National Lampoon's Vacation

Ed Helms will lead the reboot of the Vacation movie series, with help from a Chevy Chase cameo...

For a while, it seemed as though the reboot of the National Lampoon's Vacation series was all set to press ahead, with John Francis Daley and Jonathan M Goldstein set to direct from their own screenplay (they also penned Horrible Bosses). Then a delay, for undisclosed reasons, hit, and the project seemed to be on the back burner.

Well, we now learn that it's going ahead again, and the plan is to film before the year is out. Ed Helms and Christina Applegate are set to take the lead roles this time, taking their two sons to 'Astroland' on vacation. The two kids will be, it seems, a nerdy 15-year old and a bullying 11 or 12-year old.

We're promised lots of throwbacks to the original, with both Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo set to appear in cameo roles. The film is to be more belated sequel than remake, we understand.

If it heads into production this year, as planned, then there should be time to turn this new Vacation around by the end of 2015.


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