Disney Is Remaking Home Alone for Its New Disney+ Streaming Service (and People Are Not Happy)

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

This year alone, Disney had already remade The Lion King, Aladdin, and Dumbo as live-action releases, and remakes of Mulan, The Little Mermaid, and Lady and the Tramp are on the horizon. In March, Disney closed a $71 billion deal and acquired 20th Century Fox’s assets, too. They'll be putting those assets to good use beginning November 12, which is when the company will launch its first streaming service, Disney+. The service will eventually include 7500 TV episodes and 400 movies from both Disney and Fox, and now the company is set on remaking other beloved classics specifically for its streaming audiences.

Deadline reports that the service will remake Home Alone, Fox's beloved 1990 megahit that grossed more than $400 million worldwide (and spawned a handful of sequels). Disney hasn’t stated what shape the remake will take—Will it be a TV show? Who will star?—but Disney CEO Bob Iger said it will be "reimagined" for "a new generation."

The streaming service will also reboot Fox’s Night at the Museum, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and Cheaper By the Dozen. Iger has high hopes for his “all-new development slate,” and he’s confident that “we’re going to be able to turn around the fortunes of Fox live action.”

But Home Alone fans aren’t happy about the news. Deadline readers left comments like, “Leave Home Alone alone,” “Looking forward to a Die Hard reboot starring Cole Sprouse,” and “There isn’t an original idea in Hollywood.” Meanwhile, Vice wrote about how the remake “must be stopped,” and Jezebel pointed out that with the advent of new technology, it’d be nearly impossible to remake Home Alone in 2019.

Even Dictionary.com got in on the conversation, tweeting out the definition of blasphemy.

Macaulay Culkin has also weighed in on the development, offering up his version of what Home Alone would look like in 2019, and suggesting that Disney give him a call.

[h/t Deadline]

Breaking Bad Movie's Title, Release Date, and Plot Details Revealed

Frank Ockenfels, AMC
Frank Ockenfels, AMC

While Better Call Saul has been a wonderful way to stave off Breaking Bad withdrawals, fans have been waiting months to get more details on the Breaking Bad movie that was announced earlier this year. And it has finally arrived. Netflix has just announced that the movie, titled El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, will drop on October 11, 2019.

According to the official synopsis, the film will "reunite" fans with Aaron Paul's Jesse Pinkman following the events of the series' highly acclaimed finale:

"In the wake of his dramatic escape from captivity, Jesse must come to terms with his past in order to forge some kind of future. This gripping thriller is written and directed by Vince Gilligan, the creator of Breaking Bad."

According to Variety, "It is unclear whether Bryan Cranston, who played main character Walter White in the series, will appear in the film. Cranston has previously confirmed that the film was happening but would not say whether or not he would be involved."

While Cranston's involvement may be unknown, based on the newly released trailer, it's clear that Charles Baker will be reprising his role as Skinny Pete. (We can only hope that this means Badger will be along for the ride, too.)

Though Breaking Bad aired on AMC, partnering with Netflix makes sense for the film, as the streaming network owns the rights to the series (which remains a popular binge-watch). And Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan has credited Netflix with being a key reason for the show’s ultimate ratings success.

While accepting the show’s first Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series in 2013 (it won again the following year), Gilligan took a moment to acknowledge the integral role Netflix played in helping Breaking Bad find its audience.

“I think Netflix kept us on the air,” Gilligan said. “Not only are we standing up here, I don’t think our show would have even lasted beyond season 2 … It’s a new era in television, and we’ve been very fortunate to reap the benefits.”

This Damn Fine Twin Peaks Box Set Is the Only One Fans Will Ever Need

Amazon
Amazon

Fans of David Lynch’s three-season drama Twin Peaks know there’s quite a lot to excavate. The series, which ran from 1990 to 1991 on ABC and returned for a one-season engagement on Showtime in 2017, has been a perpetual source of ambiguity, red herrings, and the downright inexplicable.

Now there’s a centralized hub of all things Peaks to dwell on. Twin Peaks: From Z to A is a Blu-ray box set containing all episodes of the original series; 1992’s feature film, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me; 2017's Twin Peaks: The Return; an international version of the 1990 pilot with additional footage; as well as an abundance of new and archival material totaling 20 hours in length.

The box for the 'Twin Peaks: From Z to A' Blu-ray DVD set is pictured
Amazon

Inside the package, which is illustrated with the Douglas firs that are part of the show’s iconography, are mini-figures of Special Agent Dale Cooper and Laura Palmer, played in the show by Kyle MacLachlan and Sheryl Lee, respectively. The box acts as a diorama of sorts and opens to reveal the Red Room, a location where many of the show’s most surreal moments took place. A series of three-by-five index cards provide backdrops of key scenes. The only thing the set doesn’t have is Lynch’s hand-drawn map of the show’s Washington location, but you can find that here.

The set is limited to 25,000 copies. It retails for $139.99 on Amazon and is due for release on December 10.

[h/t Newsweek]

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