Disney to reboot ‘Home Alone’ for new TV
Entertainment Live: Disney is rebooting “Home Alone” and “Night at the Museum” for its new TV streaming service, which launches in the
US in November and is intended to rival Netflix.
The beloved and high-grossing film franchises were acquired by Disney during its takeover of 21st Century Fox. Chief executive Bob Iger said Disney was “focused on leveraging Fox’s vast library of great titles… for example reimagining ‘Home Alone,’ ‘Night at the Museum,’ ‘Cheaper by the Dozen,’ and ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ for a new generation on Disney+.”
“Nothing is more important to us than getting this right,” he added in an earnings call Tuesday. He did not clarify whether the new versions would be feature films or television programs.
No casting details have been announced for the remake. Macaulay Culkin, who as a child actor starred in the original, tweeted Wednesday: “Hey
@Disney, call me!”
Ben Stiller’s “Night at the Museum” trilogy, about a museum security guard trying to keep track of exhibits that come to life, has grossed over $1.35 billion worldwide.
parent company Disney sees “great long-term value” in the titles. After
launching in the US on November 12 at a starting price of $6.99 monthly,
Disney+ will gradually expand internationally with a start in Europe.
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