'Vacation' Reboot Delayed by New Line (Exclusive)
Creative differences are cited as the reason for temporary shutdown.
New Line is delaying its Vacation.
The company has put the brakes on the high-profile reboot of the classic Chevy Chase comedy, which is set to star Ed Helms as a grown-up version of Rusty Griswold on his own family road trip from hell.
The movie was scheduled to shoot in Atlanta in July and was in active preproduction.
John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein wrote the script and are to make their directorial debut on the reboot-slash-remake.
Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the cause of the stoppage is creative differences, with some wanting to make a broader, PG-13 movie while others want to keep it R-rated, like the original. One source says the delay will last only a few months, but others say the movie could be pushed to later this year.
It is unclear who fell into what camp and how involved Warner Bros. — New Line’s corporate sibling that must greenlight its movies — was in the decision. Sources say the debate came to a head Friday.
Christina Applegate is also on board to star as Helms’ wife and original franchise stars Chase and Beverly D’Angelo were to make cameos.