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Sequel To National Lampoon’s Vacation In Development at New Line

vacation-100709The Warner Bros.-housed label New Line is developing a sequel to the 1983 comedy classic National Lampoon’s Vacation, although National Lampoon is not involved at the moment as Warner Bros. controls the characters and the title.  David Dobkin is on board to produce and possibly direct the project.  Here are some details courtesy THR’s Heat Vision blog:

New Line is meeting with writers to pen the script, but the take is already developed: The story focuses on Rusty Griswold, the son of Clark Griswold, the protagonist of the initial movies and portrayed by Chevy Chase. Rusty, now a father himself, takes his family on a road trip vacation.

The characters would acknowledge that first trip, making the movie more of a sequel than a reboot. Chase and Beverly D’Angelo, who played the mom in the original movies, will have room to make appearances as grandparents, providing a sense of continuity, though no deals are in place.