'NATIONAL LAMPOON'S SPACE STATION VACATION'
A reboot is already in the works for this franchise. It will follow Rusty Griswold, now a grownup, as he takes his own wife and kids on a vacation. Chevy Chase and Beverly D'angelo are set to reprise their roles as Mr. & Mrs. Griswold, but probably relegated to some glorified grandparent cameos. This is a poor idea. Uninspired. Boring too. Who are they going to cast as an adult Rusty?** Don't give me any of that Anthony Michael Hall shit either. The only qualified actor in my mind is Jason Lively. He crushed the role in 'European Vacation'.
To the kind folks at National Lampoons, please, take this idea into consideration. Reboots are boring. Outer space is full of potential.
P.S. If your gut instinct is to keep the Griswolds on Earth, fine. I have one more idea. Get rid of the 'vacation' as a major motif and make it a minor one. Stay with me, okay? Have the movie center on Audrey (a role reprised by Juliette Lewis). The story? Audrey gets impregnated for the first time out of wedlock, and her boyfriend abandons her (William Zabka). With nowhere to turn, she heads home to seek support from her parents: Clark and Ellen Griswold. Regardless of the circumstances, Clark remains the proud - yet hapless and annoying - expectant grandfather. He wreaks havoc on Audrey's life for eight long months. Eventually, a major falling out occurs. Not to worry though, Clark and Audrey reconcile and the Griswolds get together for a fun-filled family vacation -- camping in Canada (Jason Lively tags along as Rusty). But, while deep in the Canadian woods, Audrey accidentally induces an early labor by coming into contact with the wrong bit of fungi. Clark is the only person who can deliver his daughter, and his future granddaughter, to safety. Will he succeed? Yes, since the movie will be titled: 'It's A Griswold!'