Home Alone, one of the most success holiday-themed family films of all time is finally due for a reboot, albeit an unlicensed one. Taking a cue from Hollywood and fans across the United States, Pittsburgh -based filmmaker Wright Williams, known for his involvement in the adult industry, has taken it upon himself to craft an entirely fan-funded shot-for-shot remake of the original film, but done in 'his own style'.
Home Alone, a John Hughes and Christopher Columbus joint venture, was originally released during the 1990 holiday season and made (in theaters) a gross of $533,800,000 (Worldwide). While the original had a budget of around $15,000,000, the remake has a budget of......$100. Yes, that's right, 100 US Dollars.
When asked for comment about 'why' he was making the film, director Wright Williams had this to say, "I have always held Home Alone as one of the most perfect films ever made. It has a simple, easy to follow plot, that at the same time is completely and totally unbelievable. No one would go through those experiences, so I felt as if maybe the entire film itself could be rendered fantastical and impossible as a whole, not just in it's events.
Why does Kevin have to be portrayed by a child? Does it make it more believable that he could create a genius burglar-destroying system because he is portrayed by a 9 year old? Or would it make more sense if Kevin was an intelligent and educated 49 year old man? Do not get me wrong, this remake is a love letter to the original film, but it is definitely, by all accounts, a twisted and surreal love letter from a creepy stalker."
Wright has written on the film's website that, "all external shots of the house and all of the physical trials the criminal duo endure will be done in a miniature set using stop motion animation. Yeah, that’s right, it will be animated. The interiors ALL will be real actors and done in live action video, but as soon as a shot moves to an exterior it will instead be a stop-motion animated version of the house, crude and distinctly weird - distinctly me."
Home Alone: The Remake is due out sometime in mid-2014 and will be released for free online at http://HomeAlonetheMovie.com.
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