Disney will be remaking Christmas classic Home Alone – but fans aren’t convinced

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  • Home Alone has gone down in history as being one of the world’s most iconic Christmas films, but Disney has announced the classic film is getting a remake.

    The new Home Alone film will be available on their new Disney+ service, launching in the US in November with the UK expecting to get it next year.

    But that’s not all, the studio’s Chief Executive Bob Iger has said there’ll also be ‘reimaginations’ of Night at the Museum, Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Cheaper By the Dozen.

    Disney now owns these franchises after buying 20th Century Fox, so they’re able to create new versions of the well-known films.

    Speaking on a conference call with investors, Bob Iger said: ‘So far this year we’ve released five of the top six movies. Including four which have generated more than a billion dollars in global box office.’

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    Macaulay Culkin starred in the classic Christmas film (Credit: Getty Images)

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    Disney has seen significant success recently, and Iger added that they’re ‘also focused on leveraging Fox’s vast library of great titles to further enrich the context mix on our platforms’.

    On top of this, Disney+ will have content from the Star Wars and Marvel franchises, in an effort to become the latest streaming giant. It’s expected to have over 7,500 TV episodes and 400 films, so there’s plenty to choose from.

    So far, it’s not known exactly how they’ll be adapting Home Alone, but considering the success of the original, they’ve got big shoes to fill. We wonder who they’ll choose to play the new version of mischievous Kevin, and the iconic Wet Bandits.

    If you’re apprehensive about the new film, Disney have said they hope it will have the “same standards and the same creative discipline” as the original 1990 film.

    But despite this statement, fans aren’t too pleased about the upcoming remake, with many taking to Twitter to share their thoughts.

    One user said: ‘why can’t you just leave it alone?’

    One user questioned how a new version would work when its set in the modern age, saying it would ‘resolve in 5-10 minutes’.

    Another agreed, saying the remake was a ‘classic’ and they didn’t need another one.

    But despite some negative initial feedback it looks like the remake is still going ahead as planned, though the release date has not yet been confirmed by Disney.

    Will you be watching the latest Home Alone film and subscribing to Disney+? Let us know your thoughts!