‘Borat’ Writer Dan Mazer In Talks To Direct Disney’s ‘Home Alone’ Reboot
20th Century Fox has been absorbed by Walt Disney Pictures. While the dust settles on one of the most monumental agreements in history, Disney is quickly trying to establish their own takes on Fox’s former properties. As first reported by Observer, Dan Mazer is currently in talks to revive one of those properties.
Home Alone is a 1990 comedy starring Macaulay Culkin. It has become a cult classic and holiday favorite. It has spawned several sequels over the last two decades. If reports are to be believed, Mazer, best known for his work on films like Borat and Brüno, would direct a reboot of Home Alone.
Reports and rumors of a remake of the classic have been running rampant for the better part of a year. According to The DisInsider, the new Home Alone film will follow a husband and wife who go to war with a young boy, Max, who has stolen from them.
Saturday Night Live writers Mikey Day and Streeter Seidel will pen the script. Additionally, Hutch Parker (Logan) and Dan Wilson (Patriots Day) on-board as producers. Early rumors from late last year had stars like Melissa McCarthy and Will Ferrel attached to star, though, those should be taken with a grain of salt. Quite the eclectic group of creators could make for a very fun film.
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