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'Vacation' Reboot Put On Hold As Battle Erupts Over Rating

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • April 24, 2013 11:17 AM
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Considering the sheer number of sequels, remakes, and reboots Hollywood has made over the years, a reboot of the “Vacation” movies seems like the biggest no-brainer. No one is going to forget the original films, and yet the concept is so broad that it can easily be remade to fit our modern times. And while he has yet to really prove that he can carry a film on his own, the casting of Ed Helms as Clark Griswold makes a lot of sense. Add Christina Applegate as Clark’s wife, Ellen, and you got yourself a new “Vacation” series. This should be a slam dunk, right? Well…

Fox Pushes Ahead With Josh Trank's 'Fantastic Four,' Hires Writer To Pen The Script & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 13, 2012 4:39 PM
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While Fox is in a bit of a scramble to figure out what to do with "Daredevil" lest the rights revert back to Marvel, that hasn't stopped them from moving full speed ahead on the "Fantastic Four" reboot. Earlier this week, the studio confirmed that rumored "Chronicle" director Josh Trank has indeed taken the chair of "Fantastic Four," and with the weekend now approaching, they've tasked a writer to get the ball rolling a bit more.

'Horrible Bosses' Writers John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein To Make Directorial Debut On 'Vacation' Reboot

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • February 28, 2012 9:24 AM
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Do you know what audiences are really crying out for? Remakes, remakes, and more remakes. That's what they want. And if it's not remakes then it's reboots. And if it's not reboots it's new projects closely spun-off from a pre-existing popular property. Basically if it lacks originality in any way then audiences will love it...at least that seems to be the thought process that lands us with a reboot of National Lampoon's "Vacation."

'Horrible Bosses' To Get A Sequel, Hopefully With Jokes This Time

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 4, 2012 4:07 PM
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While everyone likes to trumpet the summer success stories of "The Hangover Part II" and "Bridesmaids," one other R-rated comedy fared quite well also, though it hasn't been mentioned as often. "Horrible Bosses" was also a super-sized smash, with the workplace comedy scoring over $200 million worldwide, all on a minimal budget of $35 million. It seems people really like to see bosses getting their commeupance. Well, fans will be happy to know, the trio of Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis will once again face unruly employers as New Line is moving ahead with a sequel.

'Get Smart' & 'Tommy Boy' Director Pete Segal In The Mix For 'National Lampoon's Vacation' Reboot

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 21, 2011 7:07 AM
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Ah, the Griswolds. From the spate of '80s comedies, no family is more memorable than the clan headed up by Chevy Chase in four films that saw them heading to Europe, Vegas and spending the holidays together in their uniquely dysfunctional way. The franchise has been quiet ever since the 1997 entry "Vegas Vacation" but early in 2010 it kicked back to life. It was reported that Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley -- whose Black List script "Horrible Bosses" is now in theaters -- were tapped to write a reboot, produced by David Dobkin ("Wedding Crashers," "The Change-Up") that would focus on Rusty Griswold (played by Anthony Michael Hall, Johnny Galecki and Ethan Embry in the three different franchise films) with vibe said to be more in the vein of "Planes, Trains And Automobiles" than its predecessors. Well, development has been ongoing on the first name of a potential director has leaked out and...its pretty uninspired.

'Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs' Sequel To Be Written By 'Horrible Bosses' Writers

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 7, 2011 2:57 AM
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John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein Penning Script; Phil Lord & Chris Miller Not Returning To DirectHitting theaters in 2009, "Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs" was a surprise hit both with critics and audiences. Hauling in over $240 million worldwide, it was proof that Pixar wasn't the only animation studio with a stranglehold on the public and it also announced the arrival of directing duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller who have since parlayed the cred they earned on that film, into their first live action gig, taking on the upcoming "21 Jump Street." A sequel was pretty much inevitable, and now the wheels are formally in motion as 24 Frames reveals that "Horrible Bosses" writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein will be penning the screenplay.

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