Hope you weren't already packed up and ready to visit the theater for that "National Lampoon's Vacation" reboot because the weather report on the project just took a turn for the worse.
Oh no, Sparky!
Just a month ago, New Line was able to wrangle in series old-timers Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo for a much-needed cameo in the film. The reboot would star Ed Helms as their all-grown-up son Rusty and Christina Applegate as his wife, but apparently that wasn't quite enough to move the project forward.
According to Variety, the studio has now pushed the pause button on the movie altogether, citing "creative differences," so while it was expected to go forward with production this summer in Georgia, it's now stuck in
Based on a script by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein of "Horrible Bosses" and "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone," the film would follow the new Rusty and his family on their own set of road-travelling adventures, which would of course include a stop over at the now-grandparents Griswolds' for good humor.
Well, hey, what would a "Vacation" movie be without a few bumps in the road?
Indeed, Clark had a rather appropriate quote for this exact situation in the very first "Vacation" movie from thirty years ago (pardon the rampant bleepage): "I think you're all f**ked in the head. We're ten hours from the f**king fun park and you want to bail out. Well I'll tell you something. This is no longer a vacation. It's a quest. It's a quest for fun. You're gonna have fun, and I'm gonna have fun... We're all gonna have so much f**king fun we're gonna need plastic surgery to remove our goddamn smiles! You'll be whistling 'Zip-A-Dee Doo-Dah' out of your assholes! I must be crazy! I'm on a pilgrimage to see a moose. Praise Marty Moose! Holy S**t!"