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In the feature, released in 1990, Macaulay Culkin's character uses his wits to ward off burglars when he's accidentally left behind when his family sets off to celebrate Christmas in Paris.
Disney CEO Bob Iger announced plans to revisit Fox titles during Tuesday's earnings webcast. Disney acquired 21st Century Fox's movie and TV studios and other assets, including Fox's 30% stake in Hulu, in March.
Iger said the company is "focused on leveraging Fox's vast library of great titles to further enrich the content mix on our DTC platforms. For example, re-imagining 'Home Alone,' 'Night at the Museum,' 'Cheaper by the Dozen,' and 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' for a new generation on Disney+."
USA TODAY has reached out to Disney for more information on the new "Home Alone" project.
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Though specifics of the "re-imagining" have not been shared, some members of the Twitterverse were quick to react, including "Home Alone" star Macaulay Culkin, himself.
The now-38-year-old actor shared a picture of himself patting his full belly while in boxers, looking at a laptop and eating takeout. "This is what an updated Home Alone would actually look like," he wrote in a cheeky tweet.
"Why ruin a classic?!" a "Home Alone" fan inquired.
One person conveyed their frustration with the help of presidential hopeful Marianne Williamson, reacting for "Literally Everybody."
"That's enough with that," she says in the clip. "Stop right there."
"Just when I thought I couldn’t take anymore this year, I learn that Disney wants to remake Home Alone," another vented.
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Others who were concerned referenced sequels of the original. Culkin returned for "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York" released in 1992. He did not appear in the next installments: "Home Alone 3" (1997), "Home Alone 4: Taking Back the House" (2002) and "Home Alone: The Holiday Heist" (2012). The latter pair premiered on TV.
"Nobody wants this," a person declared. "Want proof? There are 4 sequels to Home Alone that nobody cares about.
"The first movie was perfect," the person continued. "No reboot or sequel will ever recapture the magic that was the orginal (sic)."
"Home Alone 1 & 2 are classic," another remarked, "sequels were never the same without Macaulay. Leave them Alone!"
"Home Alone should have never been more than a single film," a fan posted. "Sequels and reboots water down the franchise. Its a premise that only works once."
Some pointed out the technological advances since the original came out would greatly impact the plot.
"#HomeAlone remake cancelled," a user tweeted sharing a modern interpretation attributed to Jen Lewis that quickly cuts off the movie. In the illustration, when Kevin realizes his parents have left, he simply texts his mom who responds with: "Kevin, I'm so sorry! We just boarded but I'll get off the plane and come right home!"
Similarly, another user wondered: "How you gonna remake #HomeAlone when 2019 Kevin can just text his Mom or catch an Uber"
Contributing: Mike Snider and Eli Blumenthal
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: 'Home Alone' reboot? Macaulay Culkin and the rest of Twitter react