Star of Disney+ Home Alone reboot says it is ”very close” to completion
Disney+’s ‘Home Alone’ reboot casts two ‘SNL’ cast members, Kenan Thompson and Chris Parnell are to join the Disney+ adaptation.
The cast of the reboot is growing, with two members from the ‘Saturday Night Live’ lineup. Kenan Thompson, who started off on our screens on ‘Kenan and Kel’, and has been a member of the ‘SNL’ cast since 2003, will play a main role in the family comedy. Alongside him will be his ‘SNL’ alum, Chris Parnell. Parnell joined the comedy sketch show in 1998 and departed in 2006, going on to do voice work on animated comedies ‘Archer’ and ‘Rick and Morty’. With these two actors being cast together, and both of them being comedians, we reckon they will play the rebooted version of the iconic burglar duo Harry and Marv.
The Saturday Night Live star appeared on Watch What Happens Live on Monday and revealed that his new movie is close to being done after pandemic-related delays. “It was a long shoot,” Thompson said. “It started in Canada and then got shut down and came back around because of the pandemic and stuff, so it’s been very splotchy, I guess, as far as trying to get it done is concerned. But I think they’re getting very close to finishing it.”
Thompson also revealed that he has already completed the process of re-recording some of the film’s audio, which is “usually one of the last steps, so it’s coming up.”
The reboot has already come under fire from Chris Columbus, director of the original blockbuster, who said the remake will be a waste of time and criticized the studio for its lack of originality.
“Nobody got in touch with me about it, and it’s a waste of time as far as I’m concerned,” he previously told Insider “What’s the point? I’m a firm believer that you don’t remake films that have had the longevity of Home Alone. You’re not going to create lightning in a bottle again. It’s just not going to happen. So why do it? It’s like doing a paint-by-numbers version of a Disney animated film — a live-action version of that. What’s the point? It’s been done. Do your own thing. Even if you fail miserably, at least you have come up with something original.”