Disney to release 'Home Alone' reboot starring 'JoJo Rabbit' star Archie Yates

The film, the sixth in the popular franchise, will be released on the company's streaming platform in November

Another child is set to be left home alone in time for the festive season.

A reboot of the popular Home Alone franchise will be released by Disney in November, with Archie Yates taking over the mantle of a young boy accidentally left unsupervised by his parents.

The sixth instalment of the franchise, which follows on from ABC's TV film Home Alone: The Holiday Heist in 2012, will be released on the studio's streaming platform, Disney+, on November 12.

Home Sweet Home Alone stars JoJo Rabbit actor Yates, 12, as Max Mercer, a boy who is left at home when his family travels to Japan for the holidays.

Max then protects the family home when a couple attempt to break in to retrieve an heirloom.

"Hilarious hijinks of epic proportions ensue, but despite the absolute chaos, Max comes to realise that there really is no place like home sweet home," Disney said in a statement.

The film is a reboot of the 1990 classic Home Alone, starring Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister, a boy accidentally left behind when his family take a trip to France. In the popular film, Culkin, now 40, comes up with an elaborate plan to foil some dogged burglars who break into his house while he's waiting for his family to return.

The original was followed by 1992 sequel Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, 1997's Home Alone 3, and ABC TV movie Home Alone 4: Taking Back the House in 2002.

Home Sweet Home Alone, which is directed by Dan Mazer, also stars Ellie Kemper, Kenan Thompson, Aisling Bea and Rob Delaney.

Culkin, who played McCallister in the franchise's first two films, is rumoured to be making a cameo in the latest release.

Disney has not yet confirmed if, or where, the film will be available for viewers living in territories where Disney+ is not available. The streaming platform, which can be accessed in the UK and US, is not available in the UAE, though OSN last year introduced access to the Disney+ Originals catalogue.

The film was announced after The Walt Disney Company acquired 21st Century Fox and gained the film rights to the Home Alone Franchise.

Updated: August 13th 2021, 12:02 PM
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