Reboots may be the ‘IT’ thing to do but certain classics should be just left alone – like Home Alone!


Disney recently announced a reboot for the hit 90’s Christmas movie is currently in the works.  According to Entertainment Tonight, The beloved Christmas movie is getting a modern version, set to premiere on Disney’s forthcoming streaming service, Disney+. The news was confirmed by Disney’s CEO Bob Iger during Walt Disney Company’s earnings call that was made public on Tuesday.”



The original, released in 1990 and directed by Chris Columbus, starred Macaulay Culkin as the troubling Kevin McAllister whose family leaves him behind during their family Christmas vacation.  As the family heads to Paris, Kevin is all alone, watching horror movies, eating ice cream and cheese pizza and coming head-to-head with two neighbourhood burglars.  The film did so well, it became the ‘highest-grossing live action comedy film’ and held a ‘worldwide record’ until 2011 when The Hangover Part II bumped them into second place.  Two years later, a sequel was made, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.



Although Bob didn’t release any addition information in terms of casting, plot, or release date, as ET explains, “The film will be a reimagined version for a new generation.”  The film’s original star, Macauly had the best response.  He tweeted a photo of himself in the present with the caption, “This is what an updated Home Alone would actually look like.”  In a follow up tweet, Macaulay asks if Disney could phone him.



In December, Macaulay hilariously recreated one of his super-iconic scenes from Home Alone for a Google Assistant commercial.




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