Parents just never learn, do they? The Home Alone franchise is returning with a new entry titled Home Sweet Home Alone. The first trailer debuted on the internet and features burglars getting injured amongst holiday joy.
For those who are unaware, the original Home Alone (1990) is about a kid named Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) who gets left home alone after his massive family goes on vacation and accidentally leaves him behind. When he discovers two burglars (Joe Pesci & Daniel Stern) are coming to his home, he sets up traps galore in his home to take down the bumbling burglars.
Home Sweet Home Alone appears to be following the same formula but with an all new cast. Archie Yates is starring as Max Mercer, the central kid who will be taking on the burglars, played by Ellie Kemper and Rob Delaney. The rest of the cast includes Aisling Bea, Pete Holmes, Kenan Thompson, Ally Maki, and Chris Parnell. The script is written by Saturday Night Live‘s Mikey Day and Streeter Seidell. Dan Mazer is directing the film.
The trailer also features a cool Easter Egg as Devin Ratray appears as a grown up Buzz, who is now a police officer. This is a nice little nod to the original film and shows that the McCallister family is always somehow connected to kids being left at home.
It will be interesting to see how this modern update explains how this whole scenario happens as it seems like this type of situation can be easily avoided in the era of cellphones.
This new entry is technically the sixth entry in this franchise, however, only Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York have garnered any type of popularity. Home Sweet Home Alone is set to premiere on Disney+ on Nov. 12, coinciding with Disney+ Day.