Titled Home Sweet Home Alone, it will also see Macaulay Culkin reprise his role from the original Home Alone movies
The reboot to the classic Home Alone finally gets a release date after COVID-related delays. The movie titled Home Sweet Home Alone, which was announced back in 2019, will finally debut on November 12. The announcement was made by streaming giant Disney +.
The new Home Alone movie will follow a young boy named Max, who gets left behind by his family as they leave for their vacation to Japan. When a couple of people try to break into his house and steal precious heirlooms, the young boy will step up and use hijinks and traps to take down the men. The storyline is very much like in the first Home Alone movie.
Three months until we’re #HomeSweetHomeAlone. The all-new Original Movie starts streaming November 12 on #DisneyPlus and stars Ellie Kemper, Rob Delaney, Archie Yates, Aisling Bea, Kenan Thompson, Tim Simons, Pete Holmes, Devin Ratray, Ally Maki, and Chris Parnell. pic.twitter.com/kXhI7qzAk5— Disney+ (@disneyplus) August 12, 2021
The movie is directed by Dan Mazer, who has previously helmed comedies like Dirty Grandpa and The Exchange, and written by Mikey Day and Streeter Seidell.
Produced by Hutch Parker and Dan Wilson, the reboot of the classic comedy stars Archie Yates who played Yorki in Jojo Rabbit along with Rob Delaney, Ellie Kemper, Pete Holmes, Ally Maki, Kenan Thompson, Chris Parnell and Timothy Simons. The movie will have Macaulay Culkin, who played Kevin McCallister from the first two movies, reprising his role in a cameo appearance.
Home Alone is a fan-favourite classic and is still re-watched especially during the Christmas season. There have previously been five instalments by Fox in the Home Alone franchise, starting from the first movie which was released in 1990. Directed by Chris Columbus, the movie had two Academy Award nominations, for Best Original Score and Best Original Song by John Williams.