Home Alone is set to be given a reboot by Disney, sparking anger from some fans who urged the movie giant to leave the Christmas classic alone.
The 1990 movie will be ‘reimagined for a new generation’, according to Disney chief Bob Iger, who revealed it will be reworked for the company’s new streaming service Disney+, shares Daily Mail.
The announcement comes after Macaulay Culkin, who played the main character Kevin McCallister in the 1990 Christmas classic tweeted: ‘I hope the Space Jam reboot kicks off a whole slew of 80s/90s sports movie remakes. Field of Dreams with @ChrisEvans, A League of Their Own with @KristenBell and @TessaThompson. Also it would be cool if Daffy Duck was in all of these.’
Also it would be cool if Daffy Duck was in all of these.
— Macaulay Culkin (@IncredibleCulk) August 6, 2019
This is what an updated Home Alone would actually look like. pic.twitter.com/sGj86933LA
— Macaulay Culkin (@IncredibleCulk) August 7, 2019
One Twitter user replied to Culkin’s tweet joking ‘look what you’ve done’ while others called for him to play his dad in the remake.
Other movies to be given a new lease of life include Night at the Museum and Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
Disney owns the Home Alone franchise after buying film studio 21st Century Fox earlier this year.
The new service Disney+ launches in the U.S. on November 12 this year and is expected to hit the UK in 2020.
Many fans of the original two Home Alone films were left outraged by the latest news, as they demanded that Disney left the franchise alone.
One hit out: ‘NOOOO DISNEY STAY AWAY!!! STOP TRYING TO REBOOT EVERYTHING. HOME ALONE IS PERFECT THE WAY IT IS. STAY IN YOUR LANE DISNEY. STAY IN YOUR LAAANNNEEEE’
Another criticised: ‘disney really gotta make a reboot of home alone along with all the live action movies because apparently they got no originality anymore’
Adding to the criticism, one person blasted: ‘@Disney do not remake home alone! Your will ruin the original. There’s only one @IncredibleCulk’
Another said, ‘Hey @Disney remember the #HomeAlone sequels after 2? They were awful, no need to reboot Home Alone. HOWEVER if you do a straight sequel with a grown up Kevin (Played by Macaulay Culkin) with his kids having to stop the Wet/Sticky Bandits (Played by Pesci and Stern) You got a deal.’
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