New Line Cinema hired the writing duo John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein to direct the sequel/reboot â€œVacation.â€
Daley was an actor who appeared in the television shows â€œFreaks and Geeksâ€ and â€œKitchen Confidential.â€ He teamed up with Goldstein to write the script for last yearâ€™s comedy hit â€œHorrible Bosses.â€ Goldstein worked on several television shows including â€œThe New Adventures of Old Christine,â€ â€œFour Kingsâ€ and â€œ$#*! My Dad Says.â€
David Dobkin (â€œWedding Crashersâ€) was originally attached to the project, but has moved on to other projects, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The new movie follows a grown up Rusty Griswold, who was the son of Chevy Chaseâ€™s character in the original â€œVacationâ€ series, on his own crazy family vacation.
The â€œVacationâ€ series started with the 1983â€™s Harold Ramis-directed comedy â€œNational Lampoonâ€™s Vacation.â€ It spawned three more sequels with â€œEuropean Vacation,â€ â€œChristmas Vacation,â€ and â€œVegas Vacation.â€
Source: The Hollywood Reporter