In case you missed it, the 1990 motion picture Home Alone is getting a reboot, and plenty of Hollywood icons are taking part. Kenan Thompson recently gave an update on the new movie's production. Read on for all of the details - plus, what the original director thinks of the remake.
The Disney+ reboot of the classic film Home Alone, which joined the streaming site in late 2020, was announced in 2019. The new version will reportedly follow the adventures of a kid who goes to war with two adults after stealing a priceless heirloom. In a recent appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Kenan Thompson gave the inside scoop on whether the film is finished.
"It was a long shoot. It started in Canada and got shut down and then came back around because of the pandemic and stuff," he explained. "So it's been very, you know, splotchy as far as trying to get it done is concerned. But I think they're getting very close to finishing it."
"I did ADR (automated dialogue replacement) for it recently, so that's usually one of the last steps, so it's coming out," Kenan added before complimenting one of his fellow co-stars. "Ellie couldn't be nicer. Elli Kemper's in it, and I guess she's like the only name I can name." Later in his talk show appearance, the comedic icon discussed his long tenure on Saturday Night Live. Check out that segment of the interview in the clip above.
Jojo Rabbit's talented (and adorable) Archie Yates stars in the remake's lead role, acting alongside Rob Delaney, Ellie Kemper, Ally Maki, Chris Parnell, and of course, Kenan Thompson, to name a few. The movie was written by SNL writers Mikey Day and Streeter Seidell, and comedian Dan Mazer is directing. But while the project is filled with some Hollywood big names, the original Home Alone director has expressed his disagreement with the new film.
"It's a waste of time as far as I'm concerned. What's the point?" Chris Columbus said. "I'm a firm believer that you don't remake films that have had the longevity of Home Alone. You're not going to create lightning in a bottle again. It's just not going to happen... 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." Well, we'll let you be the judge of whether the updated film, which will stream on Disney+, is worthwhile.