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It's Time For Another VACATION!!

Merrick here...
New Line is dusting off the VACATION franchise previously branded by National Lampoon.
New Line is meeting with writers to write the script but the take is already developed: the story focuses on Rusty Griswold, the son of Clark Griswold, the protagonists 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. [EDIT] 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?”
..says THR HERE. "Rusty" was played by Anthony Michael Hall in the first VACATION film, Jason Lively in EUROPEAN VACATION, Johnny Galecki in CHRISTMAS VACATION, and Ethan Embry in VEGAS VACATION. Perhaps, as an in-joke, The Powers That Be could pull an IMAGINARIUM OF DOCTOR PARNASSUS & have Rusty played by multiple actors in this new film.


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  • Oct. 7, 2009, 11:45 a.m. CST

    FIRST!!

    by Leafy McPlantsalot

    yes?

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Kill me...

    by HarryCalder

    ...please, just kill me.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Good luck FInding COusin Eddie

    by daniel_larussos_gonna_fight

    Randy Quaid is currently wacked out of his mind

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 11:46 a.m. CST

    "Vacation: TNG"

    by HarryCalder

    Again, please kill me.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 11:46 a.m. CST

    It's nice to have Chase back in Community...

    by AnakinsDiapers

    ...he's back to bringing the funny.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Wow.....

    by PJoseph

    and in twenty years it will the son of the son.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Sounds like the American Pie straight to DVD flicks

    by daniel_larussos_gonna_fight

    I'll pass if that's the case

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Should be...

    by fxmulder35

    A spot for Buckinham's HOLIDAY ROAD song and Christie Brinkley!

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 11:48 a.m. CST

    No Imogene Coca...

    by HarryCalder

    So, Fail. Or as the French would say, "Échouer."

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Hey, maybe Christie Brinkley...

    by HarryCalder

    ...can play the Imogene Coca role! *Rimshot.*

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 11:51 a.m. CST

    D'Angelo does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    Fuck yeah! Beverly D'Angelo was the original milf. Her willingness to get her tits out in the original movie turned me from boy to man.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 11:52 a.m. CST

    I'm sure JettL is involved in those meetings

    by just pillow talk

    Go get 'em JettL!

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Why have it be Rusty's trip?

    by WickedJester

    Why not have Grandma and Grandpa Griswold wanting to take their grandkids on a similiar vacation to what they took their own kids on. It'd be much funnier having Chase try to relate to his grandkids than a carbon copy with Rusty filling Clark's shoes and having each joke 'updated'.<br><br>Plus is Chevy really too busy? Community should be cancelled by the time this shoots anyway.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 11:55 a.m. CST

    JettL is designing the new Family Truckster.

    by HarryCalder

    Can't wait to see it!

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Cobra--Kai

    by WickedJester

    Wasn't it in European Vacation you see her tits? Or am I forgetting a crucial part of the original Wally World trip?

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 11:56 a.m. CST

    I wish they would make the one Chevy

    by liljuniorbrown

    Hinted about in Maxim. He stated that he had a story where they went on a cruise and getting shipwrecked. On the island they find Eddie,a former contestant on a Survivor type show, who has stayed thinking the game is still going on. That sounded like a funny premise to me. Then again I liked nearly all of the Vacation movies. Vegas was ok.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 11:59 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    WickedJester, I'm pretty sure her bazookas were in the first one too. A scene where she's in the shower and Chevy comes in and pretends to stab her with a lotion bottle in a homage to PSYCHO?<p> Milf-tastic mate!

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 11:59 a.m. CST

    OWEN WILSON

    by entrainer

    as Rusty.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, noon CST

    Chevy's Vacations

    by mulberry

    Does he not just vacation 12 months a year in a Florida rest home for previously amusing actors?

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 12:02 p.m. CST

    Multiple Rustys...that'd be hilarious. :)

    by Anna Valerious

    Although I'd like to see Ethan Embry doing something again...

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 12:03 p.m. CST

    The first one was a classic.

    by ganymede3010

    One of my favorite childhood movies.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Where's the Couples' Retreat review?

    by PennsyDeux

    ??

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Cousin Eddy= Larry The Cable Guy

    by Kief_Ledger

    You all know it's coming, unfortunately.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Fuck This

    by eric haislar

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Lampoon CEO goes to Jail...

    by Randfilms

    Dan Laikin has helped drive this once mighty company into the ground and after trying to falsely pump up the stock, has been busted for securities fraud and is now going to prison for 5 years. New Line will probably win with this, but Nat. Lampoon continues it's unfortunate slide into obscurity. New generation: "National Lampoon? Who? What?"

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 12:11 p.m. CST

    LET THE RAPING OF JOHN HUGHES BEGIN !

    by Trannyformers_Apologist

    <P> Nobody can replicate John Hughes genius.<P> It's pointless to even try. <P> Cash Grab: The Movie<P> Long live John Hughes legacy!

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 12:13 p.m. CST

    My vote goes to Ethan Embry

    by Argentino

    Multiple Rustys is a great idea, the only problem is that only 0,01% of the audience will get the joke. The rest would be confused as fuck. And I second that Beberly D'angelo remark. When I watched the first vacation movies as a kid, she raised some feelings that I couldn't explain to myself back then. Even in those recent apearances in Entourage she's still a hot milf.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 12:14 p.m. CST

    At least they have the right attitude

    by D.Vader

    Steer more towards "Planes Trains" rather than "Are We There Yet?". For once, producers with GOOD IDEAS. <p> Though something tells me this will have the same sort of fratboy humor as Van Wilder and previous "National Lampoon" films.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 12:18 p.m. CST

    Might be fun seeing Rusty...

    by sapno_krei

    ...trying to avoid the mistakes of dad Clark, but failing in his own efforts. I hope they make it another American road trip, too.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Better than 50% chance

    by InActionMan

    This stars Seth Rogen.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 12:19 p.m. CST

    I agree w/ wickedjester

    by Deviant Apex

    I would much rather see Chase taking his grandchildren on a trip, and trying to relate to them but failing miserably than a rehash of the first one starring the son. I can see this film being along the lines of Robin Williams RV which I honestly didnt give two shits about. If they do this one they at least need Chase in a supporting role.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 12:22 p.m. CST

    VINO

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    because you'd have to be drunk to watch a remake of this classic. Screw you Hollywood, and your lack of imagination.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 12:26 p.m. CST

    MAKE A 'SENIOR' CRUISE MOVIE W/CHASE

    by uberman

    My folks go on these cruises. Basically, its a bunch of seniors getting drunk, wearing speedo's at the pool, over-eating, puking, having heart attacks, taking pictures, etc. This is the area they should explore-NOT trying to capture lightning 2x-it wont work.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 12:27 p.m. CST

    OMG this is crazy, just yesterday i told a friend...

    by Orionsangels

    If Chevy Chase did another Vacation. He'd have to be the grandfather, low and behold this news appears.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 12:27 p.m. CST

    I like the name Chevy Chase

    by Meadowe

    I'm gonna name my kid Porsche Pursuit.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Chevy Vhase

    by enderandrew

    I heard he was extremely bitter about them wanting to do more Fletch movies without him, and apparently he still thinks he is a mega-movie-star.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 12:32 p.m. CST

    It would be awesome if they could get Anthony Michael Hall

    by Orionsangels

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 12:34 p.m. CST

    This time Chevy Chase dies & gets strapped on roof car

    by Orionsangels

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 12:35 p.m. CST

    Anthony Michael Hall

    by enderandrew

    He is a bigger buy now, and doesn't come across as the lovable loser anymore.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 12:36 p.m. CST

    Andy Samberg

    by enderandrew

    Doesn't this have his name all over it?

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 12:37 p.m. CST

    He could play that lovable loser again.

    by Orionsangels

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Vacation 5 - Attack of the Grandparents!

    by Orionsangels

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Vegas Vacation is the funniest Vacation movie

    by TheMcflyFarm

    Who else thinks so? I know you're out there.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 12:39 p.m. CST

    You know Cousin Eddie has return!

    by Orionsangels

    Randy Quaid has that whole homeless beard thing going on now, perfect!

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 12:41 p.m. CST

    I actually think Vacation 4 was the worst one.

    by Orionsangels

    The first one will always be the best one. Next for me is Christmas Vacation. It's become one of those annual Christmas movies you watch each year. European Vacation I never liked that much. The casting of the kids was the worst and the whole Europe setting turned me off. Part 4 was forgettable for me.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 12:43 p.m. CST

    The worst one was...

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    most definitely European Vacation. I never laughed once. This idea sounds pretty goofy. Although I'm sure Chase would be down considering he doesn't do jack shit anymore.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 12:48 p.m. CST

    VACATION? LOL!

    by BringingSexyBack

    Pretty soon the corporations will eradicate the whole idea of vacations. Then the next target will be weekends. Welcome to the age of enslavement.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Fuck Rusty, just give me a hot 18 year old daughter

    by Sirsmokesalot

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Why not just bring back AMH?

    by NeoMyers

    It's not like Anthony Michael Hall isn't free for this? And I think he'd be good reprising a role he played as a kid. I'm the kind of guy who likes the original actors playing their roles FOREVER.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 12:50 p.m. CST

    PLEASE get Anthony Michael Hall!

    by Triple_J_72

    Otherwise... fail.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 12:53 p.m. CST

    RANDY QUAID GOTTA EAT!

    by ricarleite2

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 12:55 p.m. CST

    I liked VEGAS

    by ciroslive

    but it was the other Vacation movies de-clawed. I would dig Embry or Hall back in the role but they'll probably cast Shia Labeouf in it...

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Vegas Vacation is awesome

    by D.Vader

    Chevy Chase: "I only have 5 dollars." <p> Wallace Shawn: "Well here's an idea: buy a bullet, and rent a gun! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAH!!!"

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 12:57 p.m. CST

    I think you're all fucked in the head.

    by Lashlarue

    We're 10 hours away from the fucking fun park, and you want to turn back now.<p> I'm on quest to see moose.<P>PRAISE MARTY MOOSE!

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 12:57 p.m. CST

    God I Miss Jack.........Best Line Ever

    by Oriba

    Damn you Zabka

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Would be Awesome to have Hall back

    by GeorgieBoy

    I bet he'd be fantastic.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Physical resemblance (or lack thereof) aside...

    by sapno_krei

    ...what actors can pull off the Clark Griswold-type hapless dad? The current crop of SNLers are funny, but they may be too animated and over-the-top for this kind of role.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 1 p.m. CST

    Suggested titles:

    by Sodomy_Joe_Shitpants

    THE Vacation, Vacation: The Rise of Rusty

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Without quality writing, it's shit.

    by blue_dog

    Christ, when will Hollywood get the point. The only thing that sets apart Vaction from RV, Are we There Yes, and Christ! Junior Shat the Seat was the quality of HUGHES' writing. Sure, Chevy and the cast had talent; etc., but without a snappy and well-paced script, you have shit. And it's no stretch to go ahead and assume that this movie, like every other piece of copycat shit that slides out of the hollywood poop shoot in recent years, will be DOA. Now: who seriously wanted to ram the original Audrey? That chick had perkey boobs and a fat sack of ganj. My kinda girl.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 1:08 p.m. CST

    I've known about this for months, not involved yet though

    by JettL93

    For those of you looking for scoops i'm sorry to say that i really don't have any for this project. about 2 months ago i was asked to input story ideas, but due to other projects i was unable to find the time. Although last week at a dinner party i did suggest to Chase (who is producing, not sure why that isn't mentioned in the article) i suggested to him my story idea of having it be one more family vacation with the kids and grandkids, and that the whole family would go on a cross america trip over the July 4th weekend. Chevy said like with most of my stuff he loved the idea, but that his schedule was full that he will only be doing a few days shooting for a small cameo, he agreed to produce because he loves the franchise and hopes that if this one is a success a 6th movie could possibly be in the cards at a more free time in his schedule so that clark Griswold can have a larger part. I then suggested to him my idea for Haloween vacation and he seemed interested<P>so we'll see where this road takes us, but as for now i am not involved in this movie, if the opportunity arises i'd be more then happy to do script work later in production John Huges was a friend of mine and i'd love to honor him by working on a franchise he helped to start

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Chevy Chase Gotta Eat!

    by NippleEffect

    his celebrity roast was like the toxic spill of burns

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Randy Quaid Needs Bail Money!

    by NippleEffect

    Him and his wife, either really into hardcore drugs or they got that syphilis that goes to the brain

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Have the grandparents go with 'em!

    by jsarnold513

    That way, you get continuity, Chevy Chase's comeback continues, AND you set up the new series in a way that doesn't just feel like a rip off of the original.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 1:12 p.m. CST

    AMH

    by NippleEffect

    doesn't look like Rusty anymore

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Vegas sucked!

    by jsarnold513

    Christmas and the Original were great, and European wasn't bad, but Vegas... yikes! I think I only chuckled at like 2 scenes and groaned at most of the others. The success of the new film depends on somehow working Cousin Eddie into it.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 1:14 p.m. CST

    Christmas was my favorite

    by Yamato

    though the original was really good too. Vegas was hit and miss, parts of it were really good, others (like the whole Hoover Dam scene) were really lame. I keep forgetting that the European one even existed, it was really really forgettable. I would like to see a "Florida Vacation" with Clark and Ellen retiring to Florida.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 1:15 p.m. CST

    ANthony Michael Hall is now unemployed...

    by HB_Dad

    ...why not bring him back as the adult Rusty since Dead Zone is no more?

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 1:16 p.m. CST

    All 4 Vacation films have their moments.

    by Margot Tenenbaum

    I love the bit in European Vacation where they replace their old clothes with super-cartoonish, mid-'80s Italian "high fashion" and think they look really cool. <p>Regarding Rusty: they'll probably have his wife looking through a photo album from when he was a kid and not be able to recognize him (or his sister) from photo to photo.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 1:24 p.m. CST

    No, it's not.

    by BiggusDickus

    Really. It's not.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Vegas was hilarious

    by mr teaspoon

    The painting of Wayne Newton as a centaur, anyone?

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 1:25 p.m. CST

    Yeah, Vegas Vacation was awful

    by slone13

    Virtually unwatchable.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 1:27 p.m. CST

    i couldn't agree more

    by TheBaxter

    about beverly d'angelo's tits. i wouldn't want to see them nowadays though.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Who will play

    by Xiphos_2

    The wagon queen family truckster? That's the important role to cast.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 1:34 p.m. CST

    should make it like PARNISSUS's

    by Six Demon Bag

    with 4 actors playing rusty

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 1:34 p.m. CST

    How to do this

    by Darth Busey

    Anthony Michael Hall as Rusty, Chevy Chase as Clark, and Beverly D'Angelo as Helen. At start of movie, Rusty has recently divorced his wife (who lives in California), and he decides to drive his kids across the country to drop them off (they are going to live with her). Clark and Helen are having marital problems, which happens when you're married 30 years, and they separate and Helen throws him out. Feeling bad for his dad, Rusty invites his dad to join him on the trip to keep him busy. Hilarity ensues as Clark tries to relate to today's teens, with added poignancy of Rusty knowing that he's not going to see his kids as much anymore. Clark/Rusty bonding session, late night trip to strip club to "cheer up" the now single dudes, etc. Just get a bunch of funny people for the supporting roles (like the original), and you have a good movie.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 1:35 p.m. CST

    JettL is like...

    by cornloaf

    That Supershadow guy that claimed to interview George Lucas everyday and know everything that was happening during the production of Star Wars 1-3 and 7-9.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 1:38 p.m. CST

    How about a film that 'skews' toward, say, 'Vacation'?

    by kevred

    Why do they need other touchstones when the source material is already the touchstone for everything that's come since?<p>I think that Chevy Chase & D'Angelo should play a big role. Having the son take over as fully-independent dad just wouldn't be very funny. Having son *trying* to take over as full independent while constantly nagged and henpecked by grandparents throughout film would be much funnier.<p>I bet AMH could do a great job at this--take his Dead Zone persona and push it to the edge of frustration, with Chase as the goofier foil. Don't know if he'd want to--and the studio will most likely case some trendy, obnoxious goon--but it would be fun.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Hey, JettL93, I'm waving to you on the set of...

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    A Princess of Mars! If that's *really* you, just wave back.<p>Say, I was wondering if I could take a meeting with you on the direction that we might go in for the new Sherlock Holmes series on SyFy-(king Ghey)? If you have time in your busy schedule...<p>Wait, wait, is that you over there talking to Tom Cruise about his next project? Cool, dude, just get back to us whenever.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 1:40 p.m. CST

    JettL is the SHIT!

    by Xiphos_2

    Without him Hollywood would ground to a stop. NO SPX work, no ideas, no writing no NOTHING! I say Hollywood should be renamed JettLwood! Who's with me?

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 1:42 p.m. CST

    WE NEED CHEVY 2 B THE STAR IN THIS!!!!! WTF?????

    by Mennen

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 1:43 p.m. CST

    Cornloaf...

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    JettL93 is currently on-set with George Lucas advising him on plot directions for Episodes 7 - 9. He updates us here via mobile. (Y'know, while he's on-set/talking to George/advising Tom Cruise/getting blown by Megan Fox.)<p>It's all in a day's work for...<p>JettL93 - SuperTool!

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure

    by IndyCollector

    No one remembers this TV movie? It's god awful. It does have continuity though so I guess technically there are five Vacation films. Randy Quaid, the woman who plays his wife and the original Audrey (who is HOT!) are in it. It's just dumb, dumb, dumb. Here is the plot summary: hough Eddie's fired right at Christmastime, his boss sends him and his family on a South Pacific vacation, hoping Eddie won't sue him after being bitten by a lab monkey. When the Tuttle family winds up trapped on a tropical island, however, Eddie manages to provide for everyone and prove himself a real man.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Funny thing, Xiphos_2

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    JettL94 is currently in talks with the city of LA to do exactly that - the current plan have Cris Angel "disappear" the "Holly-" then a fiery techno explosion in the air heralds the arrival of futuristic ninjas who ride the letters "JETTL" out of the sky.<p>Weird, you must have insider information just like me and Jett do.<p>Or maybe you were in a tragic accident causing a coma from which you awoke with psychic powers? Now you solve crimes and advice Hollywood?

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 1:46 p.m. CST

    STILL not funny Kai...

    by Skyway Moaters

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Marisol Nichols has to come back!

    by YackBacker

    Hottest. Audrey. Ever.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Cousin Vicki

    by JohnnyLaBamba

    Put in Jane Krakowski (30 Rock) as Cousin Vicki. "Hey, ever bop your baloney?"

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 1:48 p.m. CST

    JettL IS Supershadow

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

    i have personal knoweledge of this, as i was with Supershadow at his most recent interview of george lucas. i was taking notes for george about episode 7 of star wars when Supershadow confided to me that he was also JettL. and the real shocker is that JettL is actually Jett Lucas! georges son! put that in your pipe and smoke it!

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 1:49 p.m. CST

    OMFG

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    JettL93 just waved back at me from the super secret set of "Indiana Jones and the Bloodsucking Vampire Sluts of Mars!" Holy shit! He really *is* a Hollywood insider! I didn't think *anybody* knew about this ultra-secret set that I'm currently on with one, two, uh, no make that THREE totally hot Canadian chicks who work for NASA and strip in Vegas part-time for fun! Wow - JettL93, you *are* amazing!

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 1:53 p.m. CST

    The Family Truckster!

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Good call, Xiphos! One of my favorite memories of the original involved the Family Truckster barreling down the freeway..<p>That shot of the kids in the back sleeping...<p>Ellen sleeping in the passenger seat...<p>Clark sleeping in the driver's seat...<p>Pandemonium as the car plowed off the road and ended up at the motel!<p>I fucking laughed so hard I cried.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 1:54 p.m. CST

    Anthony Michael Hall as Rusty

    by brocknroll

    They'll get no one other than Anthony Michael Hall to return as Rusty. Remember, Hall is the one that played Rusty in the first movie.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Jason Lee to play Rusty

    by palimpsest

    Then maybe someone will see sense and greenlight him in a new series based on the Gregory McDonald FLETCH books...

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 2:08 p.m. CST

    So many possibilities

    by Sonny_Williams

    I always wanted to see HAWAIIAN VACATION, VACATION CRUISE, REUNION VACATION, SAFARI VACATION... damn, the possibilities are endless! Hammer out a decent script in the vein of the original, nail the casting (as someone else mentioned, the kids in EUROPEAN were godawful!), and this franchise could still be going strong after James Bond finally has his license revoked.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 2:20 p.m. CST

    The Bicycle Sharer

    by Xiphos_2

    My special insider info comes from an tiny green exile from the planet Zatox. He wears a giant helmet and his name is the Great GaZoo. Gazoo is more tied in then TMZ but less then then that magnificient bastard JettL.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 2:29 p.m. CST

    European forgettable??

    by bah

    "Big Ben! Parliament!" "My family and I are looking for sex!" "Look, dad! Bedpans!" "It's just a flesh wound" "If the beret upsets you, it upsets me." "He may pork her, finish your breakfast."

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Where is JettL?

    by Series7

    I guess community college only had afternoon classes available by the time his mom made him sign up?

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 2:34 p.m. CST

    I thought New Line was dead?

    by Series7

    Funny how the whole National Lampoon brand is for shit these days, can't believe this isn't going to fall under their successful DVD line of shit. <P> BAG BOY TO THE MAX!

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Oh God, JettL

    by D.Vader

    That's just disgusting.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Rape Vacation

    by Toilet_Terror

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Chevy Chase is an ass

    by disfigurehead

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Busting Cousin Eddie out of Jail.

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 3:05 p.m. CST

    they could re-boot them all

    by Nizzuts

    using the original actors to play Rusty in each of the re-boots. That would be kind of funny.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 3:13 p.m. CST

    Ryan Reynolds

    by NoUseForAName

    Jason Lee was the natural choice for Fletch back in the day when Kevin Smith was involved, but to be honest, Ryan Reynolds might as well be Chevy Chase reincarnated (prematurely!) Same mannerisms, line deliver, capability with physical comedy. I think Jason Lee's awesome (I'm pretending the Chipmunk movies don't exist) but if they reboot any movie that once involved Chase and want the same magic he used to bring to the table, Reynolds is your man.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 3:19 p.m. CST

    nobody giving johnny galecki love?

    by Six Demon Bag

    from xmas vacation? pretty solid laughs there

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 3:20 p.m. CST

    I liked Ethan Embry as Rusty the best

    by liljuniorbrown

    For some reason, even though I like Christmas Vacation the most. I probably watch that movie ten times during the christmas season. Anyways, to me Embry just seemed more like Clark's son, kind of doofy but well meaning.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Hmmmm....not sure about this one.....

    by thot

    With the exception of the abysmal 'European Vacation', the series was quite good. If they could capture the sassier and naughtier vibe of the first and third ones, then I'm in. And btw, did anyone else here, besides me, think Beverly D'Angelo was hotter than Christie Brinkley in the first one??

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 3:25 p.m. CST

    It all depends on who plays Rusty.

    by HoboCode

    This will be the determinating factor as to whether this movie sucks or merely blows.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Keep Embry

    by Crow3711

    I like that guy. He's good in everything I've ever seen him in.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Holy sheep shit! What a bag of monkey shit idea!

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    I LOVE the first film. European vacation was ok and Christmas Vacation is hysterical, but Vegas Vacation was feces on film. Unless they cast someone Jim Carrey's calibur, it will be a 90 minute root canal.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 3:35 p.m. CST

    D'Angelo was FAR hotter than Brinkley...

    by conspiracy

    D'Angelo had the cougarlicious vibe down before anyone knew what the fuck a cougar was.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Where's everybody going?

    by Thrillhouse77

    ...no one's walking out of here - no, NO! We're all in this together! This is a full-blown, 4-alarm Hollywood emergency. We're gonna press on and we're gonna have the hap-hap-happiest movie website since Harry Knowles blew his load all over the Phantom fuckin' Menace. And when Hollywood squeezes this piece of shit into theaters someday, they're going to find the jolliest bunch of assholes this side of the world wide web.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Rusty and Audrey

    by 17enomis

    For Rusty, I'm cool with Ethan Embry or Anthony Michael Hall ...but for "aunt" Audrey, maybe Juliette Lewis? ...tho Marisol Nichols is pretty hot and would be the perfect pair for Ethan

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 3:38 p.m. CST

    JettL....Give this guy a job already!

    by conspiracy

    Batshit crazy always makes for good reading!

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 3:43 p.m. CST

    I think these studio execs are all fucked in the head.

    by mev186

    Seriously, when will this remake/reboot/Unnecessary sequel shit end

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 3:46 p.m. CST

    HALLOWEEN Vacation? HA HA, Are you fucking RETARDED?

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    <p>Who in THE FUCK goes on a vacation for Halloween? That is just nutbag insane!</p><p>I DO like the idea of a Florida vacation showing them retiring though. That's actually an excellent idea.</p><p>But I think Chevy proved with Vegas Vacation that the divine spark he had back in teh day has been squashed. He's too old to do physical comedy and he's just not as quick witted as he used to be.</p><p>I hate to say it, but I think this franchise's best hope is a remake. get Jim Carrey in there and a good script that isn't just a retread of the original and it could be awesome.</p>

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 3:48 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    mev186, it will only end when Bale says it will end.<p> ...and he's waiting for a remake of SPACEHUNTER 3D: ADVENTURES IN THE FORBIDDEN ZONE.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 3:51 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    The only reason Bale agreed to do TERMINATOR SALVATION was to get close to Michael Ironside and convince him to reprise his role as 'THE OVERDOG'.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Xombie Vacation: Dead On Arrival

    by DreamSeasonBobby

    ...should be the title of this Vacation 5/reboot sequel. A LOT of the sucess of the franchise should be attributed to Chase himself, the supporting cast, the WRITING, and also the historical time in which it was released. Any potential audience needs to be able to afford a decent vacation, and needs to have a clear sense that they could safely cross America by car before said audience would be able to connect with a film about same. America isn't there right now, and for the next few years, middle class/mainstream americans have a lot more important concerns to deal with before returning to that mindset. Well, ok, it could do well on dvd and cable reruns, so an on-the-cheap version might work out financially. They need to have a really awesome concept in order for it to reinvigorate the franchise.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 3:53 p.m. CST

    COCKNROLL

    by TAINTLICK

    YES, WE ALL REMEMBER THAT HALL PLAYED RUSTY IN THE FIRST FILM YOU FUCKING MORON.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 3:54 p.m. CST

    CHEVY CHASE = BITTER UNFUNNY ARSEHOLE

    by TAINTLICK

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Will Ferrell

    by CaptainAxis

    Pretty sure you will all shit on this idea, but I always thought if they were going to "reboot" the Vacation franchise, Will Ferrell would make a great Clark. Will has a fantastic deadpan delivery that reminds me of Chevy when he's not in spastic, over-the-top, "running around in his underwear" mode. Obviously he'd be too old to play Rusty, but I just thought I'd throw that out there.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 3:55 p.m. CST

    TAINTLICK = BITTER FUNNY ARSEHOLE

    by TAINTLICK

    SEE THE DIFFERENCE?

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 3:55 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Bale also wanted James Cameron to direct but Big Jim said no. So Bale had a word with the FX studio and told 'em to make the Navi CGI really really shit so AVATAR flops and Big Jim will have no choice... but to remake SPACEHUNTER.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 3:56 p.m. CST

    I'M SO SICK OF WILL FERRELL...

    by TAINTLICK

    ...HONESTLY. IS THERE ANYPLACE ON EARTH THAT I COULD GO TO GET AWAY FROM THIS FUCKING DOUCHEBAG?

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 3:58 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    There's a part for Will Ferrell in Bale's SPACEHUNTER remake. Bale didn't really want to cast him but when he found out it would piss TAINTLICK off he couldn't resist.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Kevin Connolly as Rusty

    by amrisharmpit

    But only if they go in the "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" or "Little Miss Sunshine" style of humor.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 4:11 p.m. CST

    as i said, my halloween vacation was an idea not a script

    by JettL93

    I simply suggested it to chevy and he seemd interested, i'm not officially on the project. My idea wasn't exactly a vacation story but a movie about Clark having a halloween competition with the neighbours about who can have the scariest house on halloween, it would also coincide with a griswold family reunion that is supposed to be in Maine, but because Clark doesn't want to give up his neighborhood halloween bet, he convinces everyone to have the reunuion at the griswold house (much to the dismay of his imediate family). It could actually be funny and it would be a classic haloween comedy.<P>but like i said, i'm not officially attached yet and it would all depend on if this new vacation movie was sucessfull, but chevy is pulling for it because he feels it would break the formula mold and add something new

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Sounds like a Christmas Vacation copy off Jet

    by Kief_Ledger

    <p>But I'm sure your dream reincarnation of Chevy Chase found it very inspired.</p>And Jet, a question: have you met Lord Bale, and did he fist you when you dared make eye contact with him?

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 4:37 p.m. CST

    JettL those fries you just cooked up

    by Series7

    Were awesome. Thanks for the employee discount, I hope you didn't spit in my Big Mac.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 4:47 p.m. CST

    The original movie

    by cyberskunk

    My most vivid memory of seeing the movie was when the mother angrily told the older lady what's her name to sit down and shut up. I suppose this was intended to make the audience cheer, but there was complete, dead silence during this point and when the older lady meekly did as she was told.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 5:08 p.m. CST

    Beverly D’Angelo......

    by Gabba-UK

    one of the Top Ten most fuckable women of the 20th Century. FACT!!!!!

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 5:37 p.m. CST

    I agree, Wallace Shawn, was the best part of Vegas Vaction....

    by Jamie McBain

    and was Marisol Nichols. Other tha that, it was the weakest film, in the series.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Are the 80s that far away?

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    Man i feel old that the 80s are being remade so much nowadays.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 5:50 p.m. CST

    "Perhaps, as an in-joke, The Powers That Be could pull an IMAGIN

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    perhaps no Merrick to your shitty idea.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 6:11 p.m. CST

    Vacation & Xmas Vacation: Comedy Genius!!

    by FleshMachine

    especially the 1st...such a classic.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 6:13 p.m. CST

    BRING BACK CHEVY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by FleshMachine

    seriously...he's the best...

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 6:14 p.m. CST

    Now if they can get Randy Quaid

    by Powerring

    To quit ripping off hotels and resorts...

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 6:22 p.m. CST

    He's a master at the befuddled everyman

    by skimn

    and I'm sure he can fit another crappy movie under his belt....Steve Martin.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 7:35 p.m. CST

    JettL worked at the hotel that Randy quaid ripped off!

    by Six Demon Bag

    FACT!!! he was cleaning the sheets.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 7:37 p.m. CST

    skimn--how would steve martin fit into it?

    by Six Demon Bag

    now youre just talking crazy talk.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 7:42 p.m. CST

    fuck yeah!!SPACEHUNTER!!!!!!

    by Six Demon Bag

    i love you cobra!

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 8:27 p.m. CST

    A winning team

    by luke_lymon

    This movie will have no connection with an audience without Chevy or Beverly. No Ferrell, but how about Farrell, Colin Farrell? Scarlett Johannson as Audrey, YES(she needs a role like this). Quaid should return too.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 8:28 p.m. CST

    MY SPECIAL BREW OF H1N1 VACCINE IS NOW AVAILABLE

    by TAINTLICK

    I'VE BREWED THIS BATCH MYSELF AND IT'S A WINNER. ALL YOU FUCKING NONCES IN THIS TB WON'T WANT TO MISS THIS. <P> NOW, IF YOU'LL ALL FORM A LINE. KEEP IT ORDERLY. NO PUSHING, NO SHOVING, NO CUTTING. EVERYONE WILL BE SERVED. <P> NOW THEN. BEND OVER, TOUCH YOUR TOES, AND THINK OF ENGLAND.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Do they really have to SAY

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    they want to avoid emulating "RV” or “Are We There Yet?” Isn't that just assumed? And, oh, look: ANOTHER SEQUEL/REBOOT/RELAUNCH/RELAPSE/WHATEVER! Didn't see that coming...

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 8:39 p.m. CST

    TO ANYONE

    by GetFarkedYouKarnt

    Who says European Vacation is no good- FUCK YOU!! HE'S FEELING HER TITS RIGHT THERE AT THE TABLE!!!!!

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 8:45 p.m. CST

    by TiPPiDa

    Who's the moosiest moose we know?<BR> Marty Moose!<BR> Who's the star of our favorite show?<BR> Marty Moose!<BR> M is for Merry, we're merry you see;<BR> O is for Oh gosh, Oh golly, Oh gee;<BR> S is for Super Swell family glee;<BR> E is for Everything you want to be.<BR> M - A - R - T - Y;<BR> M - O - O - S - E.<BR> What's that spell?<BR> Marty Moose!<BR> Marty Moose!<BR> Marty Moose!<BR> "Hyuk, that's me!"<BR> <P>FUCK I love old-ass comedy. Can't wait for Caddyshack:THE SHACKENING.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 8:56 p.m. CST

    Dad, I think he's gonna pork her!

    by finky089

    He may pork her Russ. <p> So damn funny. I don't need a new one. I'll just keep watching the ones I already love. FU Hollywood.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 8:57 p.m. CST

    Oh HOORAY! It's JettL93!

    by finky089

    The biggest movie douche since Supershadow. Jett is Indy 5 goign to be Crown of the Phaorah...or whatever the fuck you claimed KOTCS was going to be. <p> Wait, why am I contributing to the attention your dumbass is getting!?

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 9:07 p.m. CST

    European Vacation ain't that bad, guys

    by finky089

    Let's not forget some good moments there: <p> - "God, i miss Jack!" (as mentioned earlier by someone) <p> - "Dad, I think he's gonna pork her! He may pork her Russ" (as mentioned previously) <p> - The lederhosen dancing scene/fight which leads to the Griswold flight from germany <p> - Rusty and the german girl's boobs <p> - Griswolds fucking up Eric Idle repeatedly <p> - The scene on the train when all four intentionally irritate each other (Audrey blowing bubbles, Clark playing with the ash tray, Ellen rustling the newspaper, Rusty with his walkman) <p> - Audrey's nightmare about blowing up as she eats her ass off. <p> - Paris restaurant scene where the waiter bad motuhs the Griswolds who speak no French (ends with a shot of the cooks all opening up frozen meals instead of fresh food preparation) <p> - The old German couple's expressions when the Griswolds unwittingly crash at their house by mistake. <p> - When Rusty asks the artist girl he meets in Rome if she "wants to scraf some grimace proportions"!

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 9:08 p.m. CST

    "scraf" = "scarf"

    by finky089

    fuck proofreading!

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 9:26 p.m. CST

    JettL is actually Jett Travolta----

    by Sal_Bando

    ---what-too soon?? Oh okay fine. <p> HE'S JOEY FUCKING TRAVOLTA OKAY SO THERE

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 9:28 p.m. CST

    Xiphos you are SO full of fuckin' SHIT---

    by Sal_Bando

    ---we KNOW that the Great GaZoo has nothing but complete, TOTAL contempt for ANY and ALL Chevy Chase REMAKES!!!!!<p> Shit soon they'll be putting up the production money for 'Modern Problems' and you just KNOw JettL there will try to snag the Dabney Colman role---

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 9:32 p.m. CST

    "Fuck yo mama!"

    by finky089

    ThankyouVeryMuch!

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 9:33 p.m. CST

    "Roll'em up!"

    by finky089

  • "No shit."

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 9:46 p.m. CST

    "She was born without a tongue, Clark...

    by finky089

    ...but don't worry about her. She whistles like a bird and eats a horse."

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 9:48 p.m. CST

    "I'm goin steady and I french kiss." "So? Everybody does that"

    by finky089

    "Yeah, but Daddy says I'm the best at it."

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 9:52 p.m. CST

    taintlick..

    by Six Demon Bag

    lemme guess...i will only feel a little prick?<P>jackass.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 9:52 p.m. CST

    "Well, am I gonna eat? Or am I gonna starve to death!"

    by finky089

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 10:02 p.m. CST

    Awesome even part 4 was good

    by Horny4Harry

    kind of on par with part 2, parts 1 and xmas being the 2 classics. Kind of like indy 2 and 4 being lesser but still great than 1 and 3, in some opinions.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 10:13 p.m. CST

    OInk Oink My good man

    by Horny4Harry

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 10:15 p.m. CST

    finky, Sal and 6DB all in one talkback?

    by YackBacker

    Fucking professional is what I call that. And for the record, EUROPEAN VACATION was a lot of fun, but I doubt I'll ever watch it again.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 10:24 p.m. CST

    What up, Yack!

    by finky089

    My man from NYC. Talk about PROFESSIONAL. ; ) <p> European is worth another watch, man. Vegas Vacation is one I find har to siut through, though I DO concur on your Audrey opinion there. <p> Peace friends!

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 10:26 p.m. CST

    jesus my typing sucks past 8pm

    by finky089

    That should have read: <p> "Vegas Vacation is one I find harD to SIT through, though I DO concur on your Audrey opinion there."

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 10:38 p.m. CST

    the dog leaping from the eifel tower for the baret

    by Horny4Harry

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 10:41 p.m. CST

    when Rusty becomes George Papagiorgio

    by Horny4Harry

    and Audrey being clumsy were the best parts of Vegas Vacation, Clark and Ellen were fine and the cameos were good, Eddie and his wife, Christy Brinkley, the dude from princess bride, it was solid.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 10:46 p.m. CST

    I watched an episode of CHARMED the other day

    by YackBacker

    just because Marisol Nichols was in it. Sure, the TV was on mute, but good golly is she smokin'. If all white people took a Mexican partner, the glorious children that would come from such unions would be... a golden age for mankind.

  • Oct. 7, 2009, 11:36 p.m. CST

    Shitter was full..

    by tomcruise1

    Merry Christmas. http://sickpicks.blogspot.com/

  • Oct. 8, 2009, 12:26 a.m. CST

    Straight 2 video

    by Royston Lodge

    Crap.

  • Oct. 8, 2009, 1:11 a.m. CST

    "You think you hate it now"

    by Campion

    But wait till you watch it. Really, the first was classic, Christmas and Euro were funny. Vegas was shit, except for the dam joke. "If that cat had 9 lives, Clark, you just spent em all!"

  • Oct. 8, 2009, 1:41 a.m. CST

    wow that great

    by greatnetblog

    Grandpa Griswold wanting to take their grandkids on a similiar vacation to what they took their own kids on. It'd be much funnier having Chase try to relate to his grandkids than a carbon copy with Rusty filling Clark's shoes <a href="http://www.cliffsidemalibu.com/rehab/rehab-centers/">Rehab Center</a>

  • Oct. 8, 2009, 2:12 a.m. CST

    Christmas Vacation is overrated

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Really, I know a lot of people like it, but me, I just cringe at a lot of it. It's not even a vacation movie. it's just a different story.

  • Oct. 8, 2009, 2:19 a.m. CST

    No.

    by JoeSixPack

    Just, no.

  • Oct. 8, 2009, 3 a.m. CST

    Eddie what's wrong with the dog?

    by Aphex Twin

    Oh he's just yackin' up a bone <p> *BLARLARCH!!!* <p> He got it up!

  • Oct. 8, 2009, 3:01 a.m. CST

    Dur to the law of diminishing returns

    by NippleEffect

    Rusty will be taking his kits to play some Putt Putt

  • Oct. 8, 2009, 3:01 a.m. CST

    Hey

    by Aphex Twin

    If any of you are looking for any last-minute gift ideas for me, I have one. I'd like Frank Shirley, my boss, right here tonight. I want him brought from his happy holiday slumber over there on Melody Lane with all the other rich people and I want him brought right here...with a big ribbon on his head! And I want to look him straight in the eye, and I want to tell him what a cheap, lying, no-good, rotten, four-flushing, low-life, snake-licking, dirt-eating, inbred, overstuffed, ignorant, blood-sucking, dog-kissing, brainless, dickless, hopeless, heartless, fat-ass, bug-eyed, stiff-legged, spotty-lipped, worm-headed sack of monkey shit he is! Hallelujah! Holy shit...where's the Tylenol?

  • Oct. 8, 2009, 3:03 a.m. CST

    Eddie's dog

    by Aphex Twin

    He's cute ain't he? Only problem is, he's got a little bit a Mississippi leg hound in 'im. If the mood catches him right, he'll grab your leg and just go to town. You don't want him around if your wearing short pants, if you know what I mean. Word of warning though, if he does lay into ya, it's best to just let 'im finish. <p> Ok I watched Christmas Vacation a little too much...

  • Oct. 8, 2009, 3:12 a.m. CST

    Vacation Movies Gotta Eat.

    by DutchRudder

    Fuck it...I'd download it. Could be worse, they could be trying to make a sequel to JUST the X-mas Vacation flick, starting Randy Quai...oh...wait...shit.

  • Oct. 8, 2009, 3:16 a.m. CST

    Oh and I agree...

    by DutchRudder

    That it would be better with "Clark" having (at the very least) a big supporting role in the movie. Screw Rusty.

  • Oct. 8, 2009, 5:02 a.m. CST

    We're all going to see this movie

    by Spidermonkee

    and we're gonna have fun! We're gonna have so much fucking fun, we're gonna need plastic surgery to remove the goddamn smiles!!

  • Oct. 8, 2009, 6:04 a.m. CST

    You know, I hear Chevy is a pedophile

    by prunkhaft

    For real. I heard it from Beverly who heard it from Eugene who heard it from Tony. Just saying- the word is out.

  • Oct. 8, 2009, 7:08 a.m. CST

    Vacation : Port of Call New Orleans

    by Gorgomel

  • Oct. 8, 2009, 9:11 a.m. CST

    Perhaps Rusty has Perfect vacation not screwed by his dad

    by George Newman

    Rusty always had the best luck and Chevy would always likely spoil it. Now Rusty can have a thrilling vacation free of cockblocks

  • Oct. 8, 2009, 9:15 a.m. CST

    New Orleans Vacation

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    Have the Griswald's go on vacation to New Orleans right before Katrina hits.</p><p>"Dad, what are we going to do with Granma's corpse?""Well Russ, she's too wet for firewood, but we can use her as a raft. She would have wanted that.""But dad, those helicopters are airlifting people.""That's just for the suckers Russ. You wouldn't want to cheat yourself of all this adventure would you?"</p><p>"Wave to the President kids." *plane flies overhead*</p>

  • Oct. 8, 2009, 9:38 a.m. CST

    The original is a fuckin' classic.

    by we_pray_for_mad_skillz

    One of the funniest comedies EVER, if not THE funniest. <p> Here's to hoping that we don't get a Blues Brothers 2000 type of shitfest.

  • Oct. 8, 2009, 9:43 a.m. CST

    As with any project...

    by OfficerJunior

    ... a solid script is paramount to having a good movie. I wouldn't abandon "reboot" so quickly. Many have tried to recapture the magic of the original vacation. Those Ice Cube and Robin Williams' flicks, but script was lacking. Find a new clark, let them trek across country to wally world. Gotta keep it simple, folks.

  • Oct. 8, 2009, 10 a.m. CST

    Who the fuck is JettL93?

    by WickedJester

  • Oct. 8, 2009, 10:31 a.m. CST

    WickedJester

    by finky089

    He's a talkbacker who first showed up here (at least with that handle) in early 2007 claiming to have "insider info" on Indy IV when it was just starting pre-production. I haven't paid his dumb ass any attention since he was proven a big fat phoney, but he's been sleezing around here since then. I guess probably fishing for suckers who will suck up his bullshit stories and make him feel self-important.

  • Oct. 8, 2009, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Yack, re: "golden age of mankind"

    by finky089

    couldn't agree more

  • Oct. 8, 2009, 10:48 a.m. CST

    If it's not Anthony Michael Hall as Russ

    by Abominable Snowcone

    I won't care about it

  • Oct. 8, 2009, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Raise your hand

    by Abominable Snowcone

    if you have ever 'bated to Bev<p> (hand goes up)

  • Oct. 8, 2009, 11:13 a.m. CST

    Ryan Reynolds as Rusty.

    by Rev. Slappy

    And as Irwin Fletcher.

  • Oct. 8, 2009, 11:16 a.m. CST

    For those wanting Ethan Embry...

    by presevil

    Check out Brotherhood, there ain't no way he's going back to comedy now. The guy is kicking far too much ass elsewhere. He is terrific though.

  • Oct. 8, 2009, 11:40 a.m. CST

    Can we please all come to an agreement..

    by paviod

    That multiple Rusty's is stupid stupid stupid and the only way that this would live up to the other ones is to have Anthony Michael Hall back as Rusty?! I can't believe some people are agreeing to multiple Rusty's...awful.

  • Oct. 8, 2009, 12:33 p.m. CST

    thanks finky

    by WickedJester

  • Oct. 8, 2009, 12:35 p.m. CST

    greatnetblog

    by WickedJester

    Looks like you copied and pasted most of my comment and added Rehab Center to the end. Mind clarifying?

  • Oct. 8, 2009, 12:38 p.m. CST

    It could work...

    by quadrupletree

    The original has so much going for it that it could carry this if they really do right by it and really do it as sort of an homage. It could also be a steaming turd.. I'll wait to see what they come up with.

  • Oct. 8, 2009, 1:17 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Bated to Bev?<p> Raises left hand. Right is busy.

  • Oct. 8, 2009, 1:21 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    I'm just trying to rack my brain now as to who might fill Bev's part in this modern day and age.<p> That particular mix of sluttiness and motherliness.<p> Maybe Salma Hayek? Any other ideas?

  • Oct. 8, 2009, 1:39 p.m. CST

    carla gugino?

    by Horny4Harry

  • Oct. 8, 2009, 1:44 p.m. CST

    carrie anne moss

    by Horny4Harry

    both have nice tits

  • Oct. 8, 2009, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Xiphos - Gazoo!

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    That shit is mad funny. (All hail JettL! May he live forever!) Oh, and whoever made that community college crack was fucking hilarious, too!

  • Oct. 8, 2009, 1:54 p.m. CST

    All time funniest shit ever!!!!

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    "as i said, my halloween vacation was an idea not a script by JettL93 Oct 7th, 2009 04:11:51 PM I simply suggested it to chevy and he seemd interested, i'm not officially on the project."<p>I motherfucking am laughing so hard I'm fucking drooling on my keyboard!!! Oh, shit, dude! OMG! These are real tears I'm crying!<p>Once again...<p>"as i said, my halloween vacation was an idea not a script by JettL93 Oct 7th, 2009 04:11:51 PM I simply suggested it to chevy and he seemd interested, i'm not officially on the project."<p>Oh, fuck!!!! I have it figured out! JettL93 is a super-powered robot assassin from the future who's come back to make me laugh so fucking hard I choke to death.<p>Well played, JettL93! Well played!

  • Oct. 8, 2009, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Oh, shit! There's MORE!!!

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    "[B]ut like i said, i'm not officially attached yet..."<p>Oh, JettL93, you may not be officially "attached" but you're definitely "a-touched" (in the head).<p>Of course, Chevy "is pulling for it because he feels it would break the formula mold and add something new." A new level of crazy perhaps?<p>I really cannot imagine any reason for these posts at all. None. The only logical conclusion is that this guy is here to make us laugh so hard we swallow our own tongues. Think about it. Watch your six.

  • Oct. 8, 2009, 2:35 p.m. CST

    They need to write a role for Audrey

    by Itchy

    get her to be played by the chick who played her in Vegas Vacation, and have her fully nude and chowing down on Cousin Eddie's daughter ... to be played by Zooey Deschanel. Either that or invent a time machine and bring teenage Dana Barron back to play the role - always thought she was cute.

  • Oct. 8, 2009, 3:06 p.m. CST

    SOLUTION to who plays Rusty and who replaces Bev

    by finky089

    it's been expressed that Beverly D'Angelo was a hot mom who excellently portrayed Ellen Griswold in the original films. The question is who can fill her shoes i the new film? <p> It has also been expressed that at least a few of us here have a fondness for Marisol Nichols as Audrey (from Vegas Vacation). <p> Instead of arguing which Rusty (Rusties?) should be in a new Vacation, let's solve the problems by making this new film not about an adult Rusty, but about an adult Adurey, played by Marisol Nichols and kill two birds with one stone. <p>

  • Oct. 8, 2009, 5:52 p.m. CST

    Jett Cracks Me Up.

    by DutchRudder

    Is Robin gonna be in this flick, Jett?

  • Oct. 8, 2009, 6:12 p.m. CST

    The dog wet on the picnic basket.

    by ZodNotGod

    Have Chevy and Big tits D'Angelo back as the grandparents. Cousin Eddy's kid, some old relative who can die a third into it. Of course, Anthony Michael Hall back as Rusty...box-office gold, motherfuckers.

  • Oct. 8, 2009, 7:39 p.m. CST

    New D'Angelo = Scar Jo

    by MacReady452

  • Oct. 8, 2009, 11:49 p.m. CST

    A "Clark meets Ellen" movie MIGHT be funny

    by Campion

    Set in the 1970s, College spring break in Florida, throw in a younger cousin Eddie, Chevy Cameo as his characters own father. Might be funny. I'm happy with the first 3 though. "You ever bop yer bologna?"

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 3:56 a.m. CST

    They should have them making a pilgrimage

    by Dingbatty

    to Wally World before it is closed.

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 3:58 a.m. CST

    Rusty should cheat on his wife with

    by Dingbatty

    Jane Krakowski/Cousin Vicki.

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 6:27 a.m. CST

    "- Rusty and the german girl's boobs"

    by The_Crimson_King

    finky089 has just mentioned the best part of European Vacation

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Crimson King

    by finky089

    it made me want to go to Europe when i was a kid. I always hate that it gets edited whenever I see it on TV

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 10:19 a.m. CST

    the "bop your bologna" line

    by finky089

    I had forgotten about that line until I recently re-watched Vacation. It's still funny, but the weird thing I don't remember ever noticing about that part is the kid says to Rusty "This guy I know taught me something really cool last year." <p> Now, i know that Eddie and his whole family are more than a little dysfunctional, but I never caught that before.

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 12:23 p.m. CST

    My favorite road movies...

    by sapno_krei

    ...are VACATION and PEE WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE. If the new VACATION movie approaches any of the same level of cross-country U.S. cultural humor, I will be happy. "I remember... the Alamo."

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 2:36 p.m. CST

    JettL's Halloween Vacation

    by WickedJester

    Since when do you get a vacation at the end of October? <br><br>See, Jett, you can't just slap on any old holiday in front of Vacation and make it work. I found this out when I was at a dinner party with Chevy Chase and brought up the idea for National Lampoon's Columbus Day Vacation.

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 2:44 p.m. CST

    National Lampoon's Family Vacation

    by WickedJester

    Stick with my idea of having the grandparents take the kids. It'll be Clark's idea because Wally World is in bankruptcy and will be closing soon for rennovations under the new management, make it a rich middle eastern company buying it and renaming it. So, Clark wants to take the grandkid's on the same trip he took his family on because he remembers how close it brought them all. They'll stick to the same path they took last time to keep the memories alive, which would result in similiar jokes, but with new twists, hopefully.<br><br>That's an updated Vacation I think I could tolerate. Just don't give me any of this Next Generation, When Harry Met Lloyd, Ace Ventura Jr, Son of the Mask, Van Wilder: Freshman Year bullshit.

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Amy Poehler

    by SKOTTO

    Rusty need to marry someone who reminds him of his mother. I say get Amy Poehler. Or cast Amy Poehler as Audrey and focus the new movie on her.

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 4:28 p.m. CST

    I think that....

    by Jamie McBain

    The whole Family Vacation idea, sounds like the best idea yet.

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 6:59 p.m. CST

    my favorite road movie: ROAD WARRIOR

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    aw yeah

  • Oct. 10, 2009, 11:57 a.m. CST

    One of my favorite parts, of Vegas Vacation...

    by Jamie McBain

    Would have to be the cheap casino, where Clark can't even get a break, playing Rock, Paper Scissors, War, or Pick A Number Between 1 and 10.