Remake films are clearly here to stay whether we want them or not.
Disney has announced that a remake of the hit Christmas movie Home Alone is in the works.
According to reports by the BBC, the studio’s chief exec Bob Iger said there will also be “reimaginations” of Night At the Museum, Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Cheaper By the Dozen.
Since Disney bought the film studio 20th Century Fox the franchises now belong to them.
The new streaming service Disney+ is set to launch in the US in November and is expected to hit the UK next year.
The Christmas classic which stars Macaulay Culkin is impossible to miss around Christmas time as it plays religiously.
The original film was released back in 1990 and has an audience rating of 80% on Rotten Tomatoes. Disney has not reported on who they plan to have on the film but it will be interesting to see who will play the role of crafty Kevin.
Disney plans to remake quite a number of its classic films while also leveraging of Fox’s vast library of great titles to enrich the content that will be available on their platform Disney+.
Another big film set for a remake is Night at the Museum. Yes, the film where Ben Stiller runs around a museum at night. That film will be making a come-back.
The 2006 original only has a modest audience rating of 42% on Rotten Tomatoes, so maybe there is room for improvement?
In addition to these remakes, Disney+ will also have content from both the Star Wars and Marvel franchises as it attempts to enter the streaming services space.
-Content adapted from BBC.