Chris Columbus, the director of Mom I Missed the Plane, has sharply criticized the spate of Disney remakes, especially that of its cult comedy.
Five years after the really not-so-bad Pixels , Chris Columbus will be back behind the camera very soon with The Christmas Chronicles 2 , due out this month on Netflix. By taking over from Clay Kaytis, the filmmaker will return to Christmas films , a genre he already dabbled in at the start of his career with the inevitable Maman I Missed the Plane, or A Crazy Christmas. !, his last feat of arms as a screenwriter (after Gremlins and its sequel, Gremlins 2 – The New Generation ).
Macaulay Culkin in Mommy I Missed the Plane
During a recent promotional interview with Insider for the next film worn by Kurt Russell, discussions turned to his cult 1990 comedy, which fell into Mickey’s clutches after Disney swallowed the Fox catalog. As for The Night at the Museum or Thirteen by the dozen , which stick to the family aspect that the firm cultivates to harvest its wheat, the franchise will therefore be entitled to a restart on Disney + . A project that is not at all to the taste of Columbus, who also took the opportunity to tackle the firm and its fever of little (or not) inspired remakes:
Will have to reload after that
“No one has contacted me about this, and I think it’s a waste of time. What’s the point? I firmly believe that you can’t make remakes of movies that have the Mom’s longevity I missed the plane. You’re not going to re-spark it. It won’t happen. So why do it? It’s like doing a live remake of a Disney animated movie. What’s the point? It’s already been done. Do your own thing. Even if you fail miserably, at least you will have tried to do something original. “
The new version of Disney will be headed by Dan Mazer, collaborator of Sacha Baron Cohen, director of Dirty Papy and English Wedding , but also screenwriter of Bridget Jones Baby and Joyeux Bordel! . The writing has been entrusted to Mikey Day and Streeter Seidell, while Archie Yates ( Jojo Rabbit ) will take Macaulay Culkin’s place for the lead role. For now, the remake has not yet unveiled a date, even if we imagine a release close to Christmas, probably in 2021, on Disney +.
For its part, The Chronicles of Christmas 2 will be available from November 25 on Netflix.