Horrible Bosses Writers Go on Vacation
02.28.12 by Chris
First, it was Footloose.
Then, it was Dirty Dancing.
Now another iconic '80s classic is getting the reboot treatment.
John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, the duo behind last summer's hit Horrible Bosses, are in talks to take their script for a Vacation reboot into production, reports The Hollywood Reporter. There's been talks of rebooting the Vacation franchise for a few years now.
Daley and Goldstein's Vacation script will serve as a sequel and a reboot to the Chevy Chase franchise, with son Rusty Griswold (Anthony Michael Hall, Jason Lively, Ethan Embry, and Johnny Galecki have all played the character) taking his own family on vacation. Daley and Goldstein are slated to also direct the reboot after original director David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers) exited the project.
As THR points out, following the success of Horrible Bosses, the two have been in demand. In addition to Vacation, their Burt Wonderstone script is currently in production with Steve Carell and Jim Carrey playing dueling magicians and they're writing a Horrible Bosses sequel.
The last Vacation movie was 1997's forgettable Vegas Vacation. Before that, the franchise had a three-picture streak with 1983's National Lampoon's Vacation, 1985's European Vacation and 1989's Christmas Vacation, which in today's dollars grossed $152M.
No word yet if Chase will return or when the reboot will hit theaters.