October 19, 2019

Disney to reboot ´Home Alone´ for new TV streaming service

LOS ANGELES: Disney restarts “Home Alone” and “Night at the Museum” for its new TV broadcast service, which will launch in the US. UU. In November and intends to rival Netflix.

The beloved high-gross film franchises were acquired by Disney during its acquisition of 21st Century Fox.

Executive President Bob Iger said Disney was “focused on leveraging Fox’s vast library of great titles … for example, reimagining” Home Alone, “” Night at the Museum.

“Nothing is more important to us than doing well,” he added in a earnings call on Tuesday.

He did not clarify whether the new versions would be feature films or television shows.

The three “Home Only” movies that received theatrical releases together raised $ 914.8 million at the global box office, not adjusted for inflation.

No casting details have been announced for the new version. Macauley Caulkin, who as a child actor starred in the original, tweeted on Wednesday: “Hi @Disney, call me!”

Ben Stiller’s “Night at the Museum” trilogy, about a museum security guard trying to keep track of the exhibits that come to life, has raised more than $ 1.35 billion worldwide.

Both movie franchises will be part of the original Disney + service content in a crowded TV broadcast market that will soon feature HBO Max, Apple and NBCUniversal platforms, as well as Amazon Prime.

Disney also owns Marvel Studios, which recently presented a list of new superhero movies and TV shows that will share characters and plots, erasing the line between the media.

Former Fox superhero movie franchises that include “X-Men,” “Fantastic 4” and “Deadpool” will now be under Marvel’s umbrella, Iger said, adding that Disney’s parent company sees “great long-term value. term “in the titles.

After its launch in the United States on November 12 at an initial price of $ 6.99 per month, Disney + will gradually expand internationally with a start in Europe, Iger said.

It will be released with 300 movies, including its “Star Wars”, Pixar and Marvel titles.

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