Disney looking to reboot 'Home Alone', 'Night at the Museum' films for Disney+
Disney is planning to revive franchises like "Home Alone" series, "Night at the Museum" and "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" into individual web series for its upcoming streaming service.
The announcement was made by Disney CEO Bob Iger during an earnings call on Tuesday, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The films, which also includes Steve Martin-starrer "Cheaper by the Dozen", belonged to the the 20th Century Fox banner, which Disney formally acquired earlier this year. The titles, all appealing to Disney's core PG-13 audiences, will either be "rebooted" or "relaunched" for Disney+, which is scheduled for its debut later this year, the outlet reported.
"We're also focused on leveraging Fox's vast library of great titles to further enrich the content mix on our (direct to consumer) platforms," said Iger on the call. The most notable among films is the "Home Alone" franchise, which made an overnight star out of young actor Macaulay Culkin in the '90s.
The first film, which released in 1990, followed the misadventures of Kevin McCallister (Culkin) after his family forgets to bring him on their Christmas vacation, leaving him to outwit burglars.
The film spawned four sequels two theatrical and two made-for-television. The first three movies raked in over USD 900 million at the worldwide box office.