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Home Alone Reboot Star Says Film Is 'Very Close' To Being Finished

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Home Alone Reboot Star Says Film Is 'Very Close' To Being Finished

Prepare yourself, because you might even be watching the Home Alone reboot *this Christmas*, all being well.

The reboot of the popular festive film is coming to Disney+ in the imminent future, according to Kenan Thompson, who stars in the movie.

Kenan (yep, the very same Kenan from Kenan and Kel), spilled the beans about the upcoming blockbuster - which filmed in Canada this year - while speaking on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.

"It was a long shoot. It started in Canada and got shut down [because of Covid-19]," he said.

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"It's been very splotchy as far as trying to get it done is concerned but I think they're getting very close to finishing it.

Kenan Thompson is starring in the reboot (Credit: PA)
Kenan Thompson is starring in the reboot (Credit: PA)

"I did ADR [automated dialogue replacement] for it recently. That's usually one of the last steps, so it's coming out."

The movie is set to land on Disney+, and while we don't have an official release date yet, Kenan's comments suggest that it might well be ready this year.

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Christmas drop anyone?

Other stars in the movie include Archie Yates (Jojo Rabbit), Rob Delaney (Catastrophe), Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Chris Parnell (30 Rock) and Irish comedian Aisling Bea (This Way Up).

The film is being penned by Mikey Day and Dirty Grandpa's Dan Mazer is directing.

The Home Alone reboot is only inspired by the original movie (Credit: 20th Century Fox)
The Home Alone reboot is only inspired by the original movie (Credit: 20th Century Fox)
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The new storyline will see "Kemper and Delaney play a wife and husband who, in order to save their home from financial ruin, go to war with a kid (Max) who has stolen a priceless heirloom."

Max is said to be a mischievous nine-year-old boy who outsmarts the adults around him - much like Kevin McCallister.

Film insiders also told The Hollywood Reporter that while the new movie will draw comparisons to the Home Alone franchise, it will in fact have a completely different title.

They added: "The project is being labelled Home Alone due to the similarities in concept, but in execution the project will have another title."

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Home Alone originally starred Macauley Culkin  (Credit: 20th Century Fox)
Home Alone originally starred Macauley Culkin (Credit: 20th Century Fox)

Home Alone was first released in 1990 and tells the story of eight-year-old Kevin McCallister, who is accidentally left at home while his family head on a trip to Paris.

While at first Kevin is excited about being in an empty house, he gets the shock of his life when two con men attempt to rob it right under his nose. A successful sequel followed in 1992.

Home Alone is one of four popular films set to be 'reimagined' for the Disney+ streaming service. Night at the Museum, Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Cheaper by the Dozen will also be rebooted, according to Deadline.

Featured Image Credit: 20th Century Fox

Topics: TV News, TV Entertainment, Home Alone

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