Movie buffs on the West Island are a buzz with rumours that the movie shoot in Beaconsfield this week is for the sequel to the highly famous Home Alone series. West Islanders can enjoy the thrill of knowing that a remake of the ’90s classic Home Alone will be filmed right in the West Island, but the coveted information of where and when are tough to follow. We may be getting used to being a Hollywood movie set with the likes of Bruce Willis, Josh Hutcherson, Seth Rogan and Kevin Hart having graced the streets of our community. Local actors are often used as extras in these films.
“The movie Home Alone has approached the city of Pointe-Claire,” said Mayor John Belvedere. “They have not applied for permits as of yet, but they hope to film at the end of February in the village.”
Disney started filming on the South Shore a few weeks ago. West Islanders can expect to see trailers and production cars dominating the areas surrounding the movie sets.
Beaconsfield city councillor, Robert Mercuri, confirmed that a movie is being shot in the city of Beaconsfield this week. He could not confirm the name of the movie, however.
Contrary to the original version which centres on 8-year-old Kevin McCallister (played by Macaulay Culkin), the plot is said to centre around a child named Max, who faces off against a married couple after he steals something of theirs.
Directed by Dan Mazer (Brigit Jones’ Baby), cast of characters includes Archie Yates (Jojo Rabbit) in the role of Max, Ellie Kemper and Rob Delaney.
This “reimagining of Home Alone for a new generation” is part of Disney’s recent acquisition of 21st Century Fox, which includes all its intellectual property and library of films. Disney wishes to produce new versions of classics such as “A Night at the Museum” and “Cheaper by the Dozen.”
The original Home Alone grossed $476 million worldwide and has become a staple of Christmas television.
West Islanders are getting used to having movies filmed in their neighbourhoods. Many films are shot here. Here are five movies that were filmed in the West Island that you may not remember: