A reimagined Home Alone is in the works and we could not be more excited. The new Disney+ service is working on a modern take of our childhood classic.
Who didn't grow up watching and loving Home Alone? In case you need a refresher, the film came out in the 1990 Holiday Season. It features an eight-year-old boy named Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) who is accidentally left behind when his family flies to Paris for the holidays. At first, Kevin is super excited to be left alone with total freedom. However, his excitement is soon interrupted by two burglars: Harry (Joe Pesci) and Marv (Daniel Stern). The original film was written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus.
Kevin spends the rest of the movie outwitting Harry and Marv in clever and hilarious ways. It's perfect.
Home Alone was a huge success. It went on to become the highest-grossing live-action comedy film of all time in the United States. It also held the record worldwide until 2011 when it was overtaken by The Hangover Part II.
As kids, us Millenials watched Home Alone about forty thousand times. Of course, it was a holiday classic, but it didn't stop there. The film became a staple for slumber parties and sleep away camp movie nights.
Now our childhood favorite is being reimagined; here is everything we know:
A reboot of the timeless classic is currently in the works. Disney head Bob Iger confirmed the news during Walt Disney Company's earnings call, which was made public on Tuesday. Iger described the remake as a reimagined version for a new generation. Other than this comment, he kept most details mum. He did not share any additional information about casting, release date or plot details.
Disney is also currently working on remakes of other classics, including Night at the Museum, Cheaper By the Dozen and Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
The new Home Alone and Disney's other reboots will be available on Disney+.