Archie Yates takes Christmas pranks to a whole new level in Home Sweet Home Alone's second trailer


The second trailer for Home Alone remake Home Sweet Home Alone has been released, and the action-packed clip sees British actor Archie Yates (who plays lead Max Mercer) take Christmas pranking to a whole new level.

Just like the original 31-years ago, the remake follows a boy who was left behind from a family vacation during Christmas, only to have to fend off a pair of husband-and-wife criminals played by Ellie Kemper and Rob Delaney.

Set for release on November 12, Archie, 12, replaces Macaulay Culkin’s iconic Kevin McCallister and is left to gorge on sweets and play with toys when his family accidentally forgets him on the way to Tokyo.

Exciting: The second trailer for Home Sweet Home Alone has been released and sees British actor Archie Yates (who plays lead Max Mercer) take Christmas pranking to a whole new level

Exciting: The second trailer for Home Sweet Home Alone has been released and sees British actor Archie Yates (who plays lead Max Mercer) take Christmas pranking to a whole new level

Criminals: Archie is left behind from a family vacation during Christmas, only to have to fend off a pair of husband-and-wife criminals played by Ellie Kemper and Rob Delaney (pictured)

Criminals: Archie is left behind from a family vacation during Christmas, only to have to fend off a pair of husband-and-wife criminals played by Ellie Kemper and Rob Delaney (pictured)

The new trailer sees Max’s mother (played by Aisling Bea) beg flight attendants to book her a return ticket home after she arrives in Japan to find her son has been left behind.

The confusion occurs after Max’s family are split onto two separate flights, with both parents assuming Max is on the other plane.

Meanwhile, Max revels in the joys of being unsupervised and can be seen grinning from ear-to-ear when he awakes to learn he has been left to his own devices.

Meanwhile, Ellie and Rob’s characters (Pam and Jeff) pull up to Max’s sprawling home before Rob nervously tells his wife he doesn’t want the robbery to land them in jail.

Release: Set for release on November 12, Archie, 12, replaces Macaulay Culkin's Kevin McCallister and is left to gorge on sweets and toys when his family forgets him

Release: Set for release on November 12, Archie, 12, replaces Macaulay Culkin’s Kevin McCallister and is left to gorge on sweets and toys when his family forgets him

Jail: Ellie and Rob's characters (Pam and Jeff) pull up to Max's sprawling home before Rob nervously tells his wife he doesn't want the robbery to land them in jail

Jail: Ellie and Rob’s characters (Pam and Jeff) pull up to Max’s sprawling home before Rob nervously tells his wife he doesn’t want the robbery to land them in jail

Home alone: The confusion occurs after Max's family are split onto two separate flights, with both parents assuming Max is on the other plane

Home alone: The confusion occurs after Max’s family are split onto two separate flights, with both parents assuming Max is on the other plane

Traps: As they attempt to break into Max's home, the youngster crafts a series of booby traps to battle the bumbling bandits

Traps: As they attempt to break into Max’s home, the youngster crafts a series of booby traps to battle the bumbling bandits

Inventive: Archie's Max makes a billiards ball shooter (pictured) and even covers the driveway with ice

Inventive: Archie’s Max makes a billiards ball shooter (pictured) and even covers the driveway with ice

As they attempt to break into Max’s home, the youngster crafts a series of booby traps to battle the bumbling bandits, making a billiards ball shooter and covering the driveway with ice before convincing Rob’s character to jump from a balcony onto a trampoline, only for him to shoot full-speed into a tree.

‘Do you think I’m stupid?’ a Santa Claus-costume clad Rob shouts down to Max in the trailer before falling off a balcony and bouncing off a trampoline in stellar slapstick style.

‘Yes, I do,’ Max smirks.

Though he didn’t appear in the trailer, Culkin reportedly makes a cameo in the flick.

The original: Macaulay Culkin played iconic kid Kevin McCallister in the 1990 original

The original: Macaulay Culkin played iconic kid Kevin McCallister in the 1990 original

Hijinks: Just like the original 31-years ago, Home Sweet Home Alone follows a boy who was left behind from a family vacation during Christmas

Hijinks: Just like the original 31-years ago, Home Sweet Home Alone follows a boy who was left behind from a family vacation during Christmas

Good times: While Max's family accidentally forgets him on the way to Tokyo he tries to make the most of the big empty house

Good times: While Max’s family accidentally forgets him on the way to Tokyo he tries to make the most of the big empty house

Archie is best known for playing Yorki in the 2019 comedy-drama Jojo Rabbit.

The British child actor received a Critics’ Choice Movie Award nomination in the Best Young Actor/Actress category for his portrayal of Jojo’s best friend.       

Home Sweet Home Alone also features Kenan Thompson, Tim Simons, Pete Holmes, Devin Ratray, Ally Maki and Chris Parnell.

Fighting back: When he realizes he's in the company of a pair of robbers looking for a family heirloom, he forms a plan to protect his home

Fighting back: When he realizes he’s in the company of a pair of robbers looking for a family heirloom, he forms a plan to protect his home

Home is where the heart is! Home Sweet Home Alone starts streaming November 12, 2021 exclusively on Disney+

Home is where the heart is! Home Sweet Home Alone starts streaming November 12, 2021 exclusively on Disney+

WHO IS ARCHIE YATES?

Hailing from Edenbridge in Kent, 12-year-old Archie shot to fame after co-starring alongside Roman Griffin Davis in 2019’s Taika Waititi-directed hit JoJo Rabbit.

At the time of filming, only child Yates was still attending Edenbridge Primary School

Yates filmed JoJo Rabbit for three weeks in Prague in 2018 and was accompanied by his mum Julie for the shoot

He was first introduced to acting at Oxted’s Stagecoach theatre club 

An avid Lego and video games fan, the young actor also voiced Sprout in animated series Wolfboy and the Everything Factory

One to watch: Archie, 12, is a rising star in the acting world (pictured in JoJo Rabbit)

One to watch: Archie, 12, is a rising star in the acting world (pictured in JoJo Rabbit) 

 

The film was announced after The Walt Disney Company acquired 21st Century Fox and gained the film rights to the Home Alone Franchise.

The reboot is the first in a line planned by Disney since its acquisition of Fox titles.

Revivals of Fox titles such as Cheaper By The Dozen, Night At The Museum and Diary Of A Wimpy Kid also have been in the works, according to Deadline.

Fame: Archie shot to fame after co-starring alongside Roman Griffin Davis in 2019’s Taika Waititi-directed hit JoJo Rabbit (pictured with Roman in 2020)

Fame: Archie shot to fame after co-starring alongside Roman Griffin Davis in 2019’s Taika Waititi-directed hit JoJo Rabbit (pictured with Roman in 2020)

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