'Home Alone' Director Chris Columbus is Not Happy About That Disney+ Reboot

Chris Columbus, who directed the Christmas classics Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, has some choice words for where Disney can leave the change, you filthy animal. The Home Alone director is not happy about the Home Alone reboot in the works at Disney+, which is set to star Jojo Rabbit scene-stealer Archie Yates and be directed by Dan Mazer (Dirty Grandpa). And while he didn’t go as far as to call the House of Mouse a filthy animal, the sentiment is the same.

While on the press circuit for his latest holiday movie, The Christmas Chronicles 2, the topic of Chris Columbus’ 1990 Christmas classic Home Alone inevitably came up. But in his interview with Insider, Columbus had less than sweet things to say about the upcoming Disney+ reboot of Home Alone, which he revealed he wasn’t even consulted on:

“Nobody got in touch with me about it, and it’s a waste of time as far as I’m concerned. What’s the point? 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. So why do it? It’s like doing a paint-by-numbers version of a Disney animated film — a live-action version of that. 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.”

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