During the company’s third-quarter earnings conference call with analysts,
The company’s chief executive disclosed basically nothing else about what the company is planning, so it’s not clear if this will be a series of some kind or a new movie. “Reboot” would lead you to think this will be an updated version of the 1990 classic, and despite the uncertainty that some of you may feel about such a childhood classic getting the reboot treatment you can presumably start to see a number of ways modern technology could be put to use in re-telling the story.
Just imagine how much fun Kevin McCallister could have protecting his family’s McMansion with something like a Google Home speaker. Understandably, many fans of the original have strong feelings about the news:
The only Home Alone reboot I would tolerate is a SEQUEL with @IncredibleCulk and Catherine O'Hara AND a John Williams Score about Kevin and Mrs. McCallister hunting down Joe Pesci or whatever his name was.
— xander (@AlexanderDeLuca) August 7, 2019
Many movie remakes happening. Latest one is #HomeAlone, and, SORRY, you can't beat the original.
— Tara Lazar (@taralazar) August 7, 2019
— Latinx Now! (@latinxnow) August 7, 2019
This isn’t the only big remake
Those are still very much in the rumor stage, while Iger actually confirmed the Home Alone reboot. All of it, though, represents yet another indication that