They say there are only seven or so stories in the world and the only things that change are the small details, which is probably why Disney's been making remake after remake of its past projects. Unfortunately, the decision to remake a Home Alone has earned the House of Mouse a powerful enemy: the dictionary.
Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed the 1990 Christmas film will be getting a "reimagining" for the Disney+ streaming service, thanks to the company's $71 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox's assets. However, upon hearing news of the remake, the official Dictionary.com Twitter account, arguably best known for the Word of the Day hashtag, gave the following response:
It's probably a safe guess that somebody's not too happy about the news.
In addition to taking on the Macaulay Culkin film, Disney also has plans to produce remakes or spinoffs of Night at the Museum, Cheaper by the Dozen and Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
At this time, it is unclear just when the new film will be released or who will star in it, although Disney+ will launch in November.
In addition to this new remake, Home Alone has already had four sequels to its name, most notably Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, the only one to feature Culkin reprising his role.