Christopher Columbus directed the very first and second Home Alone movies, which were a huge hit when they were released and still stand the test of time. It was recently revealed that the Home Alone trilogy movies will be coming to Disney Plus week.
It was also revealed a while back that Disney was working on a making a reboot of the Home Alone franchise. This reboot will be directed by Dan Mazer, with a script from Mikey Day and Streeter Seidell.
The film will star Archie Yates (Jojo Rabbit), Rob Delaney (Deadpool 2), Ellie Kemper (The Office), Ally Maki (Toy Story 4), Kenan Thompson (Saturday Night Live), Chris Parnell (Saturday Night Live), Aisling Bea (Living with Yourself), Pete Holmes (Crashing), and Timothy Simons (Veep). However, Columbus doesn’t think this reboot needs to be made.
Home Alone’s director, Christopher Columbus, reveals that he thinks Disney Plus’ reboot is a waste of time
Here’s what Christopher Columbus said about the upcoming Disney Plus Home Alone reboot:
No, nobody got in touch with me about it, and it’s a waste of time as far as I’m concerned. What’s the point? I’m a firm believer that you don’t remake films that have had the longevity of Home Alone. You’re not going to create lightning in a bottle again. It’s just not going to happen. So why do it? It’s like doing a paint-by-numbers version of a Disney animated film — a live-action version of that. What’s the point? It’s been done. Do your own thing. Even if you fail miserably, at least you have come up with something original.
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