His career resuscitated thanks to a choice role on NBC’s Community, Chevy Chase is now plotting his return to the big screen. The Caddyshack star revealed to Collider his plans for a new Vacation film, one based on “an idea that would be basically like a Swiss Family Griswold. There’s a cruise, there’s a fire on the ship, we think the whole ship’s on fire and we jump—it’s just a little fire—and we end up on an island where we meet Randy [Quaid, who plays Cousin Eddie] somewhere who’s been left there from an old Survivor series.”
Asked about a potential Fletch reboot, he replied, cantankerously, “I’m not gonna do Fletch unless I’m Fletch, if they start writing something for a kid who’s Fletch and I’m just helping out, ‘Bye.’ I mean, there’s no reason why, at my age, I can’t still be Fletch. I’ve always been getting this impression that they’d like me to be mentoring a younger Fletch type thing.” Hollywood has been seeking to revive Fletch in one way or another for years, but the project has never seemed able to attain any momentum. The latest effort has Dictator co-writer David Mandel attached to direct.
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