A reboot of the “Vacation” series was always a touchy proposition, but if they had to do it, putting Ed Helms behind the wheel didn’t sound like that bad of an idea, right? Well, regardless of how you felt, you’re going to have to wait a little longer to see the results.
Originally set for a July start date, the “Vacation” reboot with Helms is temporarily on hold, The Hollywood Reporter revealed. According to their inside sources, the people behind the scenes couldn’t agree on what rating the film, directed by “Horrible Bosses” writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, should aim for.
THR couldn’t confirm who was fighting for what, but the dispute came down to PG-13 versus R. Even before this disagreement, the rating was likely to a point of contention for the reboot anyway, since the original Chevy Chase movie touted the more mature rating, while the three sequels it spawned went the PG-13 route.
But with Helms’ success in the R-rated “Hangover” series, which also comes from New Line parent company Warner Bros., and the series’ nostalgia factor, it wouldn’t be completely surprising to see the studio aim for an older audience.
The delay shouldn’t affect the movie too much, however. THR reports that one source predicts shooting will only be pushed back a few months, while another guesses that things will pick back up later this year.
But what do you think? Should the “Vacation” reboot embrace the R rating of the original? Tell us know in the comments below and on Twitter!