'Community' star Chevy Chase - while on set to promote the third season of the popular show - took a few moments to discuss the proposed reboot of the 'Vacation' franchise currently underway at Warner Bros. and rumors of a possible 'Fletch' film in the near future. WB plans to restart the defunct 'Vacation' series - which centered around Clark Griswold (Chase) and the hijinks that seemed to eternally surround his family during their vacations - by beginning again with a new whole set of vacations starring Griswold's son, Rusty (originally played by a new actor each film including Anthony Michael Hall and Ethan Embry). When asked if he would be appearing in the reboot, Chase surprised the reporter by saying he'd actually written an entirely different film with his 'Vacation' co-star Beverly D'Angelo:
"Actually Beverly D’Angelo and I have been working on our own script, which is pretty dang funny. I’ve written 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] somewhere who’s been left there from an old Survivor series. I like that idea. It’s hard to sell these things to the Warners people. It depends on who’s there and what their mood is and what they think people are gonna like."
On the possibility of returning as 'Fletch':
"I mean look, 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. No, what am I James Coburn on a Western? No. Nothing against James Coburn, he’s great. Is he alive? Yeah I think he is. I think he’s very much alive."