Disney Is Rebooting Home Alone And Night At The Museum
But there is no word about if Ryan Reynolds' version, "Stoned Alone," is still in the works.
Disney has announced plans to reboot the Home Alone and Night at the Museum movie franchises--but a lot of the specifics are unknown at this stage. During an earnings call today, CEO Bob Iger confirmed that Disney will reboot Home Alone, Night at the Museum, Cheaper by the Dozen, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid for the new streaming service Disney+.
These are all 20th Century Fox franchises that became Disney franchises when Disney bought the majority of Fox's entertainment assets for a staggering $71.3 billion.
"We're also focused on leveraging Fox’s vast library of great titles to further enrich the content mix on our [direct to consumer] platforms," Iger said, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Iger did not say if these will be movies or TV shows. The Night at the Museum series is the biggest of the bunch, bringing in $540 million in the US alone across multiple entries. The Home Alone series follows with $490 million in domestic box office receipts.
Before Disney bought Fox, it was reported that Ryan Reynolds was making an R-rated version of Home Alone called Stoned Alone for Fox. In this movie, Reynolds misses his flight and then goes home and gets baked.
He becomes paranoid when he hears someone breaking into his house. Someone actually is, and then Reynolds must defend his home while stoned. It sounds wonderful, but it's unknown if the project is still in motion now that Disney--a family friendly company--owns Fox.
Disney+ launches in November, priced at $7 USD per month. Disney also today announced a value option that bundles Disney+ with ESPN+ and Hulu for $13/month USD.
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