New Line is developing a sequel of sorts to 1983's "National Lampoon's Vacation," with David Dobkin ("Wedding Crashers") attached to produce and possibly direct.
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.
National Lampoon is not involved at this stage, as Warner Bros. controls the characters and the title.
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?”
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
I honestly did not realize until now that Johnny Galecki, aka David Healy from "Roseanne," was Rusty in "Christmas Vacation." I can't believe I never put that together. Anyway, the only way this will work is if Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo come back. DNW this movie without them. And it would be awesome if they got Anthony Michael Hall to star as Rusty also.