Director of original Home Alone film says the reboot is a 'waste of time'

goss 16/11/2020

Last year Disney announced their plans to reboot the classic film 'Home Alone' with a modern twist.

In a recent interview with Chris Columbus, the director of the original film, says the whole idea is a bad idea!

"No, nobody got in touch with me about it, and it's a waste of time as far as I'm concerned. What's the point? I'm a firm believer that you don't remake films that have had the longevity of 'Home Alone.'" he said to Insider.

"You're not going to create lightning in a bottle again. It's just not going to happen. So why do it? It's like doing a paint-by-numbers version of a Disney animated film — a live-action version of that. What's the point? It's been done. Do your own thing. Even if you fail miserably, at least you have come up with something original."

"I can even be accused of it myself, with 'Home Alone 2.' That movie is basically a remake of the first 'Home Alone.' Does it need to exist? Yes, because some of those stunts make me laugh really hard, but I just don't believe it should be done."

Time will tell what the remake will end up being like!