New Line Cinema has been wanting to make more “Vacation” movies ever since Chevy Chase did such an amazing job in the originals. There is now a lot of speculation that Ed Helms has been in talks with the studio to play an adult Rusty Griswold who leads his family on his own ridiculous vacation adventures which I’m guessing will end just as badly as they did for Chevy.
Helms would play Rusty Griswold, the son of Clark Griswold played by Chevy Chase in the “National Lampoon’s Vacation” franchise.
Helms was rumored to be involved in the project earlier in the year, but New Line was still closing in on a director before offers were made to thesps.
“Horrible Bosses” scribes John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are directing from a script they penned.
The new version of the vacation adventures of the quirky dad and his family will follow Rusty, who now has his own family misadventures on the road.
David Dobkin will produce through his David Dobkin Productions banner.
If Helms’ deal closes, production would aim for a spring start after Helms finishes production on “The Hangover 3” and his stint on “The Office.” In that time, New Line will aim to cut the script down a little in order to bring in to the budget they like.
Well that makes me feel better about a new series of Vacation flicks. Helms is a funny actor, and one I can definitely see taking over the Griswold family.