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.’

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.’

What do you think of the idea?  Share your comments below


  • Oh no haha. I’m not in a hurry to see new Lion King. I’m sure it’s beautiful. But sometimes movie makers need to move forward.

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  • This seems unnecessary. It would be good if they stopped remaking everything.

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  • The first one was good to watch and the remake should be okay if they do it right.

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  • I would like a remake. They do it with everything else so I don’t see why not.

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  • some reboots really work, look at Wentworth the remake of Prisoner, it is awesome, let them give it a go if you don’t want to see then don’t!


    • I agree – some reboots and remakes are well worth it and Wentworth is a good version.

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  • Just leave it alone. It wont be the same with remake. Stop ruin everyone’s childhood memories.

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  • I think it should be left alone! Thats what makes these things classics! I loved Home alone when I was a kid, and still enjoy it today

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  • This movie does not need to be remade. It is perfect and timeless already. Plus, the premise really doesn’t work today. The reason they were not able to contact Kevin was because the home phone lines in the street were down due to the storm causing a tree to take out the power lines/phone lines and because mobile phones were incredibly expensive and rare. Now they could check his Facebook page mid-flight, talk to him, order him an Uber to pick him up and drive him to the airport, and book him a new flight before they even touched down. Then they would be able to meet him in Paris.

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  • A remake will either breathe fresh air into a movie and capture a new audience; or will renew one’s love of the original! Win Win, I’d say!

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  • original!! for sure!

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  • The oringals will always be better than the remakes

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  • There are lots of remakes. It doesn’t take away from the original.

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