Home Alone is set to be given a reboot by Disney, it was reported on Tuesday.
The 1990 Christmas classic will be ‘reimagined for a new generation’, as Disney chief Bob Iger revealed it’ll be reworked for the company’s new streaming service Disney+.
According to ComicBook.com, it’s not just Home Alone that will be given a new lease of life as Night at the Museum and Diary of a Wimpy Kid were also named.
Home Alone starred Macaulay Culkin as eight-year-old Kevin McCallister, who was forced to protect his family’s home from two burglars, known as the “Wet Bandits”, after he was accidentally left there during the festive period.
Culkin reprised his role for a sequel, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, two years later, and the film followed Kevin as he traversed through the Big Apple on his own after being put onto the wrong flight.
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The franchise has already spawned three spin-offs in 1997, 2002 and 2012, none of which starred Culkin, however they were not nearly as popular and were widely panned by fans and critics alike.
And fans of the original two films were left outraged by the 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’
While one fan of the film told Disney to ‘leave it alone’, as another viewer quipped: ‘You’re joking right?’
Adding to the criticism, one person blasted: ‘@Disney do not remake home alone! Your will ruin the original. There’s only one @IncredibleCulk’
And one user suggested: ‘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.’