Disney Announces Home Alone Reboot Is In The Works
It's been nearly 30 years since Home Alone premiered on the big screen, which gave rise to Macaulay Culkin's career and a ton of memes.
We were treated to a sequel in 1992, a third film to make it a trilogy in 1997, a made for TV film in 2002 and then the film most people would have missed, The Holiday Heist, became the fifth in the franchise in 2012.
You'd think that the series would have been put into the annals of movie history and hopefully never touched again.
But, you'd be wrong.
Disney has announced during a massive convention that they plan to 'reimagine' Home Alone along with Night at the Museum and Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
CEO Bob Iger says Home Alone, Night at the Museum and Diary of a Wimpy Kid will be "reimagined" for Disney+.- Ashley Carter (@AshleyLCarter1) August 6, 2019
Did I hear that right?
That's according to Ashley Carter, who's at the convention, and says the projects will be directed at the Disney+ streaming service that will certainly rival Netflix when it's released.
It's important to note the language used for the announcement: reimagine slides more into the reboot category than remaster which essentially is just making the same film better looking.
It's also strange that they'd want to go down this route with Night at the Museum and Diary of a Wimpy Kid considering these franchises aren't that old.
No one knows when these projects will premiere on Disney+ but it will be interesting to see which route they'll go down and whether they'll be able to attract a new audience.
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