Pop Goes The News – A reboot of Home Alone will be filmed early next year in Montreal.
Cameras are scheduled to roll from early February to mid-April and the new Home Alone is scheduled to stream on Disney+.
No casting details have been announced.
Disney announced in August that it was planning a “reimagining” of the 1990 comedy about a boy left behind in his family’s Chicago home over the holidays.
Home Alone starred Macaulay Culkin as eight-year-old Kevin McCallister as well as Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern as the thieves he battles. Canada’s Catherine O’Hara played Kevin’s mother.
The movie, directed by Chris Columbus, was shot between February and May 1990 in Illinois. It cost a reported $18 million U.S. but went on to gross $476 million U.S. and spawned the sequel Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. (Both 1997’s Home Alone 3 or the 2002 made-for-television Home Alone 4: Taking Back the House had different casts.)
Disney has owned the rights to Home Alone since its March acquisition of 20th Century Fox. The company also plans to remake Night at the Museum, Cheaper by the Dozen and Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
Culkin, 39, reprised his Home Alone role in a Google Assistant commercial last year. After learning of plans for a reboot, he tweeted a photo of what Kevin would look like today and urged Disney to “call me!”