The Movie Report

‘Home Alone’ Reboot in the Works for Disney’s New Streaming Service

Home Alone

Disney head Bob Iger announced that Home Alone is among those getting the reboot treatment for the company’s streaming platform, Disney

The “Home Alone” franchise, which premiered in 1990, followed the misadventures of kiddo Kevin McCallister after his family forgets to bring him on their Christmas vacation, leaving him to outwit burglars. The movie was a massive success, spawning four sequels in theaters and television.

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Iger said on the call that the movie would be “re-imagined for a new generation,” along with other childhood favorites including “Night at the Museum” and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.”

It’s unclear still whether the “Home Alone” reboot will feature its star, Macaulay Culkin, who’s been keeping busy trolling Hollywood during awards shows. But he was spotted recently filming a Christmas scene on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, sparking rumors of his appearance in the reboot.

Home Alone earned over $470 million worldwide and was the highest grossing live action comedy ever until The Hangover Part II’s release in 2011.