During a sit down with NPR, Vacation writer/directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein talked Vacation and confirmed that they have been pegged to write the latest Spider-Man movie.
John Francis Daley on Spidey’s sense of humor: “He’s a sharp kid and witty and kind of deals with the fact that he’s an outcast and a geek through humor. It is sort of the safety net for geeks like us, so I think we can totally relate to where he’s coming from. As well as the superpowers, which we also have.”
Daley on co-directing: “It was very much the same dynamic as when we were writing together. We’re very collaborative. We kinda share the same mind and we do everything at the same time, we don’t assign one role to each person which gives us the freedom to be able to bounce ideas off of each other, see what sticks, see what makes us laugh, and in a way it’s an advantage to writing comedy solo.”
Jonathan Goldstein on the R-rated Vacation: “It’s also a rare opportunity. You don’t see a lot of R-rated family comedies. It’s a weird kind of a hybrid because what it allows us to do is to point out that just because you’re a parent doesn’t mean you stop being a person with a history and a sex drive and all the things that humans have that, you know, in movies we tend to whitewash them — if you’re a mom and a dad that’s all you should be.”
Goldstein talks original National Lampoon’s Vacation: “I’m pretty sure I saw it in the theaters. I was in my early teens — and it was probably inappropriate that I should see it in the theater, because it was a little raunchy. It opened my eyes to kind of a subversive form of comedy that had not really been something in my brain until that time.”