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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…

Chevy Chase Backtracks, Decides He Wants To Be In That New 'Vacation' Movie After All

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 28, 2013 5:18 PM
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Chevy Chase, the guy who basically torpedoed his role on "Community," seems to be changing his mind about popping up in reboot of the franchise that helped make his name. The upcoming "Vacation" has been brewing for a while now, but back in 2011 he made it clear he wasn't interested in playing second fiddle any series he helped start. And in fact, he was writing his own sequel script.

Christina Applegate Joins Ed Helms For A 'Vacation'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 20, 2013 3:40 PM
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We gotta be honest, despite this movie developing forever, and earning its fair share of chatter, we keep forgetting that a "Vacation" reboot is a real thing that's actually happening. But yes, New Line's reboot/spinoff/sequel/whatever is still real and moving forward.

So, Ed Helms Will Star In The 'Vacation' Reboot/Spinoff

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 11, 2012 5:05 PM
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Ed Helms, you duplicitious bastard! “I have no idea where that bubbled up,” Helms told us this spring about rumors he was going to be in New Line's reboot/spinoff/sequel to the "Vacation" franchise. “I don’t know where that came from. It’s nothing I know of.” So either the studios were listening to rumors and ran with them, he was on their wishlist, or the actor was being coy, but either way, it turns out he's going be in it anyway.

Exclusive: Ed Helms Debunks ‘Vacation’ Reboot Rumors, Says ‘Hangover 3’ Is "Not There Yet"

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • March 12, 2012 4:19 PM
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The Playlist recently caught up with Ed Helms while the actor was out promoting his dramedy “Jeff Who Lives at Home” for the Duplass Brothers. In the film, Helms plays Pat, who is going through a mid-life crisis (Helms) and believes his wife (Judy Greer) is having an affair. He teams up with his brother Jeff (Jason Segel) to spy on his wife, a journey unfolds with all sorts of unintended consequences. It's another fine comic outing from Helms, and we’ll have more from the actor discussing the Duplass project later this week. For now, we hit up Helms on some upcoming project news including the recent rumors that he would be stepping into the shoes of Clark W. Griswold for a “Vacation” reboot and plot details of “The Hangover Part 3.”

'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."

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