Disney is planning to reboot Chris Columbus’ classic holiday film Home Alone. The plan is being developed for Disney+ and thanks to Observer we have some new details today.
According to the report, the Home Alone reimagining will follow a “husband and wife who go to war with a young boy, Max”, who has stolen something from them. Max is described as an “energetic, witty nine-year-old boy with a mischievous side. He feels wise beyond his years and has the personality to easily converse with adults—plus the uncanny ability to relentlessly push their buttons. But, he also displays a sense of innocence and a kind heart much like the original protagonist.”
Disney is also said to be looking to cast a “big name” actress for the female lead. As of right now, there’s no news on the casting, or who the studio might be looking at. But the film is reportedly being directed by Dan Mazer (Dirty Grandpa) from a script written by Saturday Night Live alumni Mikey Day and Streeter Seidell.
The original films are classic films and rebooting is a bad idea really, and there’s no need for a remake. But, it’s happening and people will watch it.