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7 August 2019, 09:47
Disney is continuing its trend of remaking as many films as possible, and now it's Home Alone's turn.
The classic 1990 festive comedy starring Macaulay Culkin is the latest classic movie to be getting some form of remake, after Disney chiefs unveiled plans for its Disney+ streaming service.
The studio's chief executive Bob Iger said there will also be "reimaginations" of Night At the Museum, Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Cheaper By the Dozen.
Disney now owns all the franchises after it purchased film studio 20th Century Fox.
Disney+ begins in the US in November, and is then expected to reach the UK in 2020.
Home Alone is one of the most popular Christmas films of all time, and centres around Culkin's Kevin McCallister, who is accidentally left on his own after his family travels abroad for the holidays, only to be terrorised by a couple of local crooks.
"So far this year we've released five of the top six movies," Iger said. "Including four which have generated more than a billion dollars in global box office."
It has yet to be confirmed what the new version of Home Alone will look like, but fans of the original have already voiced their concerns:
Me waking up to the news that Disney are remaking Home Alone...— Siobhán Doyle (@thekickart) August 7, 2019
LEAVE HOME ALONE ALONE! pic.twitter.com/dun25Qpd6p
Disney Exec: WE NEED MORE CONTENT FOR DISNEY+— Sushijoe (@SushijoeKO) August 7, 2019
Bob Iger: LETS REMAKE HOME ALONE AND OTHER FOX MOVIES CAUSE WE CAN!
Last year, Macaulay Culkin brought back his character Kevin for a heartwarming Google advert, in which he used the company's various devices to trick the Wet Bandits one more time.