Even though it’s only August, the parks are gearing up for Halloween and the studios are gearing up for Christmas. Today, Disney+ announced an upcoming reboot/sequel of the holiday classic, “Home Alone,” coming to the streaming platform on Disney+ Day, November 12, 2021. Disney describes the project below:
“20th Century Studios’ ‘Home Sweet Home Alone’ follows Max Mercer, a mischievous and resourceful young boy who has been left behind while his family is in Japan for the holidays. So when a married couple attempting to retrieve a priceless heirloom set their sights on the Mercer family’s home, it is up to Max to protect it from the trespassers…and he will do whatever it takes to keep them out. Hilarious hijinks of epic proportions ensue, but despite the absolute chaos, Max comes to realize that there really is no place like home sweet home.”
The film stars Ellie Kemper (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), Rob Delaney (“Deadpool 2”), Archie Yates (“Jojo Rabbit”), Aisling Bea (“Living with Yourself”), Kenan Thompson (“Saturday Night Live”), Tim Simons (“Veep”), Pete Holmes (“The Secret Life of Pets 2”), Devin Ratray (“Home Alone”), Ally Maki (“Toy Story 4”), Chris Parnell (“Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues”) and is directed by Dan Mazer (“Dirty Grandpa”). The screenplay is by Mikey Day & Streeter Seidell (“Saturday Night Live”), story by Mikey Day & Streeter Seidell and John Hughes (“Home Alone”) based on a screenplay by John Hughes. Hutch Parker (“X-Men: Dark Phoenix”) and Dan Wilson (“Patriots Day”) serve as producers, with Jeremiah Samuels (“Stuber”) serving as executive producer.
Are you looking forward to “Home Sweet Home Alone”? Let us know in the comments below. And for more previews of upcoming Disney+ titles, take a look at this “Muppets Haunted Mansion” sneak peek and this first look at “Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.”