Home Alone reboot releases on Disney+ in time for the holidays

The reboot of Home Alone is coming exclusively to Disney+ as Home Sweet Home Alone on November 12, just in time for the holiday season.

I had the extreme good fortune of working on the original Home Alone which debuted in 1990, launching a precocious and loveable young Macaulay Culkin to fame and spawning three sequels and a made-for-TV movie.

“Produced by 20th Century Studios, Home Sweet Home Alone features Archie Yates (Jojo Rabbit) as Max Mercer, a mischievous and resourceful young boy who has been left behind while his family is in Japan for the holidays. When a married couple attempting to retrieve a priceless heirloom sets their sights on the Mercer family’s home, it is up to Max to protect it from the trespassers…and he will do whatever it takes to keep them out. Hilarious hijinks of epic proportions ensue, but despite the absolute chaos, Max comes to realize that there really is no place like home sweet home.”

It is rumored that Macaulay Culkin and Devin Ratray will make cameo appearances reprising their respective roles as Kevin and Buzz McCallister from the first two films.

That in itself will be worth the watch for me!

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The cast includes Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Rob Delaney (Deadpool 2), Aisling Bea (Living with Yourself), Kenan Thompson (Saturday Night Live), Tim Simons (Veep), Pete Holmes (The Secret Life of Pets 2), Ally Maki (Toy Story 4), Chris Parnell (Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues).

Dan Mazer (Dirty Grandpa) will direct. Screenplay is by Mikey Day and Streeter Seidell, both of (Saturday Night Live), based on a screenplay by John Hughes, who wrote the original Home Alone and two of its sequels. Hutch Parker (X-Men: Dark Phoenix) and Dan Wilson (Patriots Day) serve as producers, with Jeremiah Samuels (Stuber) as executive producer.

This is the sixth installment in the Home Alone franchise. The film was announced after The Walt Disney Company acquired 21st Century Fox and inherited the film rights to the Home Alone franchise. Principal photography began in February 2020, in Canada but as with all films on the Disney roster, production was halted with the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Filming resumed in November 2020.

I am 100% ready for some wildly absurd humor and heartwarming holiday entertainment. Bring it on!

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