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Title: “Vacation” Series To Be Revived This Summer
According to Screen Rant, a new installment in the long-running Chevy Chase “Vacation” series is set to debut on July 31st. Although Clark Griswold (Chase) and his wife Ellen (Beverly D’Angelo) will appear, the movie will center on his son Rusty (Ed Helms), his wife (played by Christina Applegate) and their two sons. This installment harks back to the plot of the original “National Lampoon’s Vacation” (1984). That film depicted the Griswold’s hilariously bumbling antics as they journeyed across the country from Chicago to southern California to visit a famous theme park, Walley World (based on Disneyland). This time the Griswolds have (no doubt, foolishly) decided to visit Walley World again, with similar results. The family will once again be traveling in their infamously ugly van, which Clark was tricked into buying back in the first film.
Fans like Igor Cornelsen have learned that the new “Vacation is being directed by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, who are known for writing popular comedies like “Horrible Bosses”. It is the fifth installment of the series, and the first theatrically released film since 1997’s “Vegas Vacation”.