It’s official. Hollywood has run out of ideas. Because after remake after remake after remake, yet another iconic movie is being, well, remade. And this one has some fans feeling pretty peeved. Oh, and Home Alone (yes, you read that right) is just one of a handful of movies Disney has decided to reimagine.
During an call with investors on Tuesday, Disney’s chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced that the studio is developing “reimaginations” of some of the family-friendly hits it acquired after Disney purchased 20th Century Fox. Aside from Home Alone, the other movies in question are Night At the Museum, Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Cheaper By the Dozen. It’s all happening on Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+, which launches in the U.S. in November. Disney is able to reboot this and the other franchises after it bought the film studio 20th Century Fox in March, which previously had sole ownership.
The beloved original films were released in the early 90s and catapulted child star Macaulay Culkin into superstardom.
He played Kevin McCallister, who twice gets separated from his family and who is forced to defend himself against the Sticky Bandits played by Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern.
Let’s be serious, though. No matter how wide a net the casting department sets out, no one can or will capture what Macaulay Culkin did. And the Internet feels the same way — not just about Home Alone but all the remakes Disney is aspiring to do.