Home Alone, Night at the Museum to be remade by Disney+
These and other hit films from the 20th Century Fox back catalogue will be relaunched for Disney's streaming service
Disney has seen massive success in retelling its classic stories and is now looking to do the same with 20th Century Fox's library following its $71.3 billion acquisition of most of the Fox empire.
During Disney's earnings call on Tuesday afternoon, CEO Bob Iger revealed that Fox films Night at the Museum, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Home Alone and Cheaper by the Dozen will be rebooted for the studio's upcoming streaming service, Disney+.
"We’re also focused on leveraging Fox’s vast library of great titles to further enrich the content mix on our [direct to consumer] platforms," said Iger on the call.
It is currently unclear whether these reboots are being planned as feature films or TV series. Fox's three-film Night at the Museum series grossed north of $540 million domestically, while the Home Alone theatrical trilogy grossed $490 million, not adjusted for inflation.
Disney is no stranger to reboots, but its remade titles are often reserved for theatrical release. Guy Ritchie's Aladdin has earned over $1 billion at the global box office since its late May release, while The Lion King passed the $1 billion mark after only three weekends in theaters.
The studio's live-action reimagining of one of its classic animations, Lady and the Tramp, will be released on the Disney+ platform on November 12, the same day the streaming service goes live.