Watch out for the ice, dodge that pool ball, and whatever you do, don’t jump on the trampoline. Holiday home invaders beware: Home Sweet Home Alone arrives soon.
The Disney+ original holiday adventure comedy reimagines the beloved Home Alone franchise. The original 90s flicks starred Macaulay Culkin as young Kevin McCallister. Accidentally left home alone for Christmas, he sets a series of elaborate traps to defend his house from a pair of oafish but determined burglars.
Home Sweet Home Alone will follow the same basic plot, with young Max Mercer (Archie Yates) taking on the role of the accidentally-abandoned-kid. Check out Max in all his mischievous action in the first trailer for the movie below.
It goes without saying that this reimagining has some big shoes to fill. The original Home Alone remains widely popular to this day. If you flip on your TV to any cable channel during the month of December, you’re bound to catch it playing at some point. I know in my household it’s definitely a yearly holiday staple.
So, can Home Sweet Home Alone carve out its own yearly following? We’ll have to wait and see. What we do know now is the film’s cast definitely has the comedic chops to make things entertaining. In addition to Yate’s Max, the movie stars Ellie Kemper, Rob Delaney, Aisling Bea, Kenan Thompson, Tim Simons, Pete Holmes, Devin Ratray, Ally Maki, and Chris Parnell.
Here’s the official synopsis from Disney:
Max Mercer is a mischievous and resourceful young boy who has been left behind while his family is in Japan for the holidays. So when a married couple attempting to retrieve a priceless heirloom set their sights on the Mercer family’s home, it is up to Max to protect it from the trespassers…and he will do whatever it takes to keep them out. Hilarious hijinks of epic proportions ensue, but despite the absolute chaos, Max comes to realize that there really is no place like home sweet home.
Home Sweet Home Alone will premiere exclusively on Disney+ November 12 (aka Disney+ Day).
So, what do you think of the Home Sweet Home Alone trailer? Will you give Max’s mischief a shot this holiday season? Or is Kevin McCallister the only prankster for you? Let us know in the comments below.