Movie News in 60 Seconds: Chevy Chase on ‘Vacation’ Again?; Directors in Talks for Young Spies and Future Crime

Movie News in 60 Seconds: Chevy Chase on ‘Vacation’ Again?; Directors in Talks for Young Spies and Future Crime

Mar 13, 2012

National Lampoon's Vacation

Time for Vacation?: Could Chevy Chase return as Clark Griswold? John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, the newly-hired directors of the remake of National Lampoon’s Vacation, have written Clark into the script, along with his wife, originally played by Beverly D’Angelo. It’s not clear whether they have in mind a cameo or a more substantial supporting role. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Indie Spies: After making the legendarily delayed All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, as well as the well-received indie The Wackness and the excellent comedy-drama 50/50, director Jonathan Levine is now in negotiations to helm Dead Spy Running for producer McG. The film seeks to update the spy game for a whole new generation of kids. [Twitch]

Director Turns to Crime: Who would be your pick to direct a big-screen version of a three-issue comic book series? Anthony Mandler, who has made TV commercials and music videos, is in talks to direct The Last Days of American Crime, a gritty, profane story, set in a near future in which the U.S. government has decided to crack down on illegal activity with new technology. The lead character is a career criminal who is compelled to pull the proverbial ‘one last job.’ [Deadline]

How (Not) to Promote Locally-Made Movies: The Russian government is considering a rule requiring cinemas to allocate “as much as 24 percent of screen time” to Russian films. It's all part of an effort to promote Russian artistic expression -- and gain a bigger share of the $1.2 billion in box office sales the country spent last year; Russian films represented only 16% of the gross. [Bloomberg]

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