It was only a matter of time before we remade Home Alone, the 90s classic in which a young boy is left to his own devices after being forgotten on a family vacation. Earlier this week, Disney announced that its new streaming service will bring back the beloved movie. Macaulay Culkin, aka Kevin McCallister in the Home Alone series, recently shared his idea for updating the film for 2019, and it’s hilariously on point.
In response to the reboot news, the 38-year-old former child star tweeted a photo of himself on the couch surrounded by takeout containers, writing: “This is what an updated Home Alone would actually look like.” Though perhaps grim, Culkin’s modern interpretation is painfully accurate. Culkin then followed up with a tweet telling Disney to call him but even if he doesn’t get the part, hopefully, we get to at least see Culkin play one of the robbers.
This is what an updated Home Alone would actually look like. pic.twitter.com/sGj86933LA
— Macaulay Culkin (@IncredibleCulk) August 7, 2019
Twitter was quick to indulge Culkin, many referencing the scene in the original film where Kevin shouts: “I’m eating junk and watching rubbish!” to his absent parents. Others, however, pointed out the inevitable problem that filmmakers will have when updating Home Alone for the modern era. “The Home Alone remake is going to be a 1 minute short film. The parents realize they left their kid home alone and then call him on this cell phone and find out he is fine,” one Twitter user wrote.
This is a solid point. How will Disney address the technological advancements that would instantly destroy the entire plot? We’ll just have to wait and see.
The Home Alone remake is going to be a 1 minute short film. The parents realize they left their kid home alone and then call him on this cell phone and find out he is fine.
— Guest DosmRider (@CaptainDosm) August 6, 2019