HORRIBLE BOSSES Writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein to Direct VACATION Reboot

     February 27, 2012

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John Francis Daley is Ron Howard-ing right before our eyes.  The former Freaks and Geeks child star successfully made the transition behind the camera with his screenwriting partner Jonathan Goldstein on the summer hit Horrible Bosses.  Daley and Goldstein have also been developing a Vacation reboot for a couple years now.  According to THR, the duo is now in talks with New Line to direct their script which serves as both a sequel and a reboot of National Lampoon’s Vacation series.  The story centers on the adult version of Rusty Griswold, played by a 14-year-old Anthony Michael Hall in the original.

Hit the jump for what Daley and Goldstein said about their approach to Vacation.

When we spoke with the writers back in July, Daley explained their passion for the property:

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“New Line seems to be very excited about it, and we jumped at the chance to work on it, when New Line presented it to us, because everyone from our generation, and generations before and after us, are big fans of the Vacation franchise, whether it just be the first film or the sequels. We wanted to preserve that fondness that people have for it, but also create a new thing for the reboot.”

Goldstein added:

“It has to be a movie that can stand on its own, if you aren’t overly familiar with the original, but also could pay homage to it, in some respect, so we tried to walk that line. It was a lot of fun to write. It’s a road movie, in the tradition of the originals. Tonally, it’s maybe a little more grounded and more Planes, Trains and Automobiles, we’d like to think. Right now, it’s one we’re excited about. Hopefully, that will be a project that will get going next year, most likely.”

A somewhat grounded road trip comedy that’s three parts Vacation, one part Planes, Trains and Automobiles, one part Horrible Bosses.  I’m convinced.  To Walley World!

Among other projects, the boys are also in development on Horrible Bosses 2.  Their next project, Burt Wonderstone, will hit theaters sometime next year.

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