Walt Disney, American media and entertainment conglomerate, has announced plans for a remake of ‘Home Alone’, one of the most beloved Christmas movies of all time produced by 21st Century Fox.
Bob Iger, the company’s CEO, in a conference call with investors, said the 1990 Christmas classic would “reimagined for a new generation” for Disney+, the company’s long-awaited streaming service.
According to him, the remake, which comes after Disney’s purchase of 21st Century Fox, would also affect ‘Night at the Museum’, ‘Cheaper by the Dozen’ and ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’.
“So far this year we’ve released five of the top six movies, including four which have generated more than a billion dollars in the global box office. We’re also focused on leveraging Fox’s vast library of great titles to further enrich the content mix on our platforms,” Iger said.
He, however, did not say who would be starring as Kevin McCallister or the Wet Bandits.
‘Home Alone’ stars Macaulay Culkin (as Kevin McCallister), Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, and Catherine O’Hara.
The movie is about an eight-year-old boy named Kevin McCallister who is accidentally left behind as his family flies to Paris for a Christmas vacation.
Kevin, who initially relished being home all by himself, eventually contends with two burglars bent on defying his tricks and looting the building in the absence of its inhabitant.
The movie, which was released in 1990, has had an audience rating of 80 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, an American review-aggregation website for film and television, and a 7.5 rating on IMDb.
Disney+, unveiled in April 2019, launched in North America in November and will be the exclusive home of Marvel, ‘Star Wars’, Disney Animation, and Pixar with a subscription cost of $6.99 monthly.