We love our Montreal movie shoots. Who doesn’t love a star sighting? Keep your binoculars close by from February to mid-April as cameras are set to roll on the reboot of Home Alone later to be stream on Disney+.
Disney announced in August that it was planning a “reimagining” of the 1990 comedy about a boy left behind in his family’s Chicago home over the holiday. At which time the original Home Alone star Macaulay Culkin, now 39, took to Twitter with this post:
After learning of plans for a reboot, he tweeted a photo
of what Kevin would look like today and urged Disney to “call me!”
According to CNN, Disney CEO Bob Iger said in a conference call with investors that the company would be “reimagining” the film for its long-awaited streaming service, Disney+, along with “Night at the Museum,” “Cheaper by the Dozen” and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.”
In March, the company acquired most 21st Century Fox assets, including several film franchises, following a $71 billion deal.
Disney has provided no details about how or when “Home Alone” will be remade, or who will be cast.
The original Home Alone about an eight-year-old troublemaker who must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation, was released in 1990.
More about the original story :
It is Christmas time and the McCallister family is preparing for a vacation in Paris, France. But the youngest in the family named Kevin got into a scuffle with his older brother Buzz and was sent to his room which is on the third floor of his house. Then, the next morning, while the rest of the family was in a rush to make it to the airport on time, they completely forgot about Kevin who now has the house all to himself. Being home alone was fun for Kevin, having a pizza all to himself, jumping on his parents’ bed, and making a mess. Then, Kevin discovers about two burglars, Harry and Marv, about to rob his house on Christmas Eve. Kevin acts quickly by wiring his own house with makeshift booby traps to stop the burglars and to bring them to justice. Written by John Wiggins