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

The Playlist By Ken Guidry | The Playlist April 24, 2013 at 11:17AM

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…
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John Francis Daley Jonathan Goldstein Vacation

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. 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…

While the film’s production was scheduled for a July start date, THR reports that the reboot has been delayed thanks to creative differences. Some people behind the film want to make it a broader, PG-13 movie, while others want to keep it R-rated. This temporary stalemate has caused a delay that could last at least a few months, or perhaps until later this year. Either way, the cast and crew would surely want this film to move along as soon as possible before any possible scheduling conflicts come up. At the same time, it’s understandable why the studio would want to make the film as financially successful as possible.

John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, known for penning “Horrible Bosses” and this year’s “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone,” wrote the script and are helming the do-over. Given that this is their directorial debut, they may have a tougher time coming out on top in this argument as opposed to a director with a more veteran status. Regardless, let’s hope this can come to a speedy resolution and everyone involved can make the movie they want.

This article is related to: Vacation, Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley


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