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Home Sweet Home Alone: Fans Confused By Character's Accent As New Trailer Drops

Home Sweet Home Alone: Fans Confused By Character's Accent As New Trailer Drops

Well, we didn't expect that!

The trailer for Disney+'s reboot of Home Alone, entitled Home Sweet Home Alone, has now dropped.

Yep, the much anticipated remaking of the popular Christmas classic is one step closer, and there have been some notable changes since we last saw the shenanigans of Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) on our screens.

For one, there's a whole new cast, and the lead is no longer called Kevin, but instead Max (played by JoJo Rabbit's Archie Yates). Plus, the robbers are no longer bandits, Harry Lyme (Joe Pesci) and Marv Murchins' (Daniel Stern), but are instead a couple, Pam and Jeff, played by Ellie Kemper and Rob Delaney.

But perhaps the most striking change is the fact that the show's lead now speaks with an English accent.

Check out the trailer and see for yourself:

Yep, the popular American film has had a British twist.

"Wait.. I'm confused," wrote one viewer after watching the trailer. "So Kevin McAllister is British now????

"Then I'll be watching "Home Sweet Home Alone" with crumpets & a cup of tea. #HomeSweetHomeAlone".

While another penned: "Home alone.. again... and BRITISH".

Kevin is now Max... and he's half British (

"They really made home alone: british edition," said somebody else.

While another tweeted: "Ya know when watching the original Home Alone I did always wonder what it would have been like if it was a British kid instead.

"Glad this finally got made. Cant wait to see it & enjoy it just as much as the original one. It's going to be so good. We've all asked for this. FINALLY".

"There’s no f*cking way Disney went and made a British reboot of Home Alone," retorted a fellow fan of the original.

Will the burglars be a match for Max? (

The new film sees Aisling Bea and Pete Holmes star as 10-year-old Max's parents, and Aisling's character is English, which explains the accent.

The family are on their way to Tokyo, Japan, and - you guessed it - Max gets left at home.

Enter all the familiar booby traps, twists and turns.

There is one returning character in the new movie, with Devin Ratray, who played bullying elder brother Buzz McCallister in the original, returning as a policeman.

The film is directed by Dan Mazer, and penned by Mikey Day and Streeter Seidell.

The film hits Disney+ on November 12th.

We. Cannot. Wait.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TV And Film, Home Alone