Director David Dobkin recently discussed a reboot of sorts for the National Lampoon’s Vacation franchise and wants to bring a sequel of sorts to the screen where Rusty Griswold is a grown man. There was a lot of wonder as to whether franchise star Chevy Chase would be involved with the film at all, but now some answers have been given but not all seems to match up as first thought.
Collider.com recently spoke with Chase regarding a Vacation reboot that is in development from Warner Bros. and the two don’t seem to see eye-to-eye. While Dobkin has an older Rusty in mind, Chase says he’s written a script with series regular Beverly D’Angelo that tells a different story.
“I’ve written an idea that would be basically like a “Swiss Family Griswold.” There’s a cruise, there’s a fire on the ship, we think the whole ship’s on fire and we jump—it’s just a little fire—and we end up on an island where we meet Randy somewhere who’s been left there from an old Survivor series.”
Check out a poster gallery for the Vacation and Fletch franchises
As for Fletch, Chase says the only way he would ever step into the role of the newspaper reporter turned detective again is if he actually plays the character.
Actually I think it went back to Warners. I think New Line sold it to Warners. I don’t know what’s gonna happen with that. It’s the same thing with Fletch, I think they had Fletch and then they sold that to Warners too. So we’ll see. I mean look, I’m not gonna do Fletch unless I’m Fletch, if they start writing something for a kid who’s Fletch and I’m just helping out, “Bye.” I mean, there’s no reason why, at my age, I can’t still be Fletch. I’ve always been getting this impression that they’d like me to be mentoring a younger Fletch type thing. No, what am I James Coburn on a Western? No.
See video of the interview with Chevy Chase talking the old 80s classics
Keep an eye out for more news on Vacation and possible release dates as the project moves along. Once release dates are announced or the films are even made official, fans can pre-order their tickets here for such great locations as the Chalmette Movies, the Palace at Elmwood, and the Palace at Clearview Mall.
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