Dan Mazer Dirty Grandpa will direct the new Home Alone from a script by SNL writers Mikey Day and Streeter Seidell.
Sources say the project is being labeled Home Alone due to the similarities in concept but in execution, the project will have another titled.
The original Home Alone starred Macaulay Culkin as a suburban kid, Kevin McCallister, who was unwittingly left at home by himself while his family traveled for the Christmas holiday. In between ordering pizza and experimenting with after-shave, he has to keep his home protected form would be burglars.
The new story, according to sources, sees Kemper and Delaney play a wife and husband who, in order to save their home from financial ruin, go to war with a kid who has stolen a priceless heirloom
Hutch Parker and Dan Wilson are producing the tyke-skewing feature that is due to shoot in Canada in early 2020.
Yates' first role was in Taika Waititi's Fox Searchlight feature. He is repped by Atwell Artist Management.
Kemper is the star of Netflix series The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and will next be seen in Drew Barrymore comedy The Stand-In. She is repped by WME, Mosaic and Hansen Jacobson.
Delaney, repped by UTA and Goodman Schenkman, is best known for his role on Amazon series Catastrophe and will next be in theaters with Fox News movie Bombshell.
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, find out about the big differences between the Best Picture nominated Jojo Rabbit and Christine Leunens’ novel on which it’s based, Caging Skies. Plus, watch how kids react when parents show them 90s cartoons like Rugrats, Hey Arnold, Beavis & Butt-Head, and more. Finally, Nick Offerman takes a look back at some of his movie famous characters, especially Parks and Recreation.
First up, CineFix‘s new edition of What’s The Difference focuses on Jojo Rabbit, which was adapted from Christine Leunens‘ novel Caging Skies. While the movie is a hilarious satire mixed with heavy dose of heart-wrenching drama, the book isn’t comedic whatsoever. The movie’s script covers less than half of the original story in the book, so there’s a lot to compare and contrats.
Next up, parents who grew up in the 90s sit down to show their kids clips from cartoons they grew up with like Rugrats, Hey Arnold, Beavis & Butt-Head and Rocko’s Modern Life. See how they react when they see animation, that is clearly older than the cartoons they’re used to watching, and try not to feel old.
Finally, with Nick Offerman appearing in the FX on Hulu series Devs, the folks at GQ had the actor take a look back at some of his more famous characters. Obviously he covers Parks and Recreation, but he also covers the LEGO Movie, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, We’re The Millers, Hearts Beat Loud, and more.
BREAKING: Disney is stopping production on its features until this whole coronavirus outbreak blows over. Those movie shoots include The Little Mermaid, Home Alone, The Last Duel, Nightmare Alley, and Peter Pan & Wendy and Shrunk.
No one has been effected on any sets by the coronavirus, it’s strictly a precaution.
Separately, we hear Sony has no feature productions occurring that are in need of pausing.
“While there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on our productions, after considering the current environment and the best interests of our cast and crew, we have made the decision to pause production on some of our live-action films for a short time. We will continue to assess the situation and restart as soon as feasible,” said a Disney spokesperson.
The live action take on 1989’s Little Mermaid from director Rob Marshall was set to go before the cameras next week in London. Halle Bailey, Awkwafina, Javier Bardem, Melissa McCarthy, Jacob Tremblay, Daveed Diggs and Jonah Hauer-King star.
Last night, news broke that the first unit Australian production of Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Rings as director Destin Daniel Cretton decided to self isolate himself out of safety for his newborn baby. That movie is set for a Feb. 12, 2021 release.
Deadline broke the news that Ridley Scott’s The Last Duel was put on indefinite hiatus before its Ireland shoot. Scott is going into the editing room to assemble the one-hour-plus amount of the film he shot over 4 1/2 weeks. Pic’s release date stateside is Christmas with overseas rollout on Jan. 8.
Guillermo del Toro’s Nightmare Alley from Searchlight Pictures starring Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara was lensing in Toronto. The film, scripted by Kim Morgan, is based on William Lindsay Gresham's 1946 novel about a corrupt con-man who teams with a female psychiatrist to trick people into giving them money. Mara plays Molly, the closest thing to Stan's true love. He meets her early on and they take the act they learned from the circus to Chicago.
Shrunk is the feature reboot of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids starring Josh Gad and Rick Moranis, directed by Joe Johnston and produced by Mandeville Films.
David Lowery is directing Peter Pan & Wendy, a live action update of the J.M. Barrie novel starring Ever Anderson as Wendy and Alexander Molony as Peter Pan.
Home Alone is a movie designated for Disney+ from 20th Century Studios starring Ellie Kemper, Jojo Rabbit‘s Archie Yates, and Rob Delaney from director Dan Mazer. Production was occurring in Canada.