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03/16/2012 03:13 pm ET

'Home Alone 5: Alone In The Dark:' Fifth Installment Of Franchise In The Works

Macaulay Culkin may be past his "Home Alone" days, but the franchise lives on. ABC Family has just announced that "Home Alone 5: Alone In The Dark" is in the works.

The fourth installment of "Home Alone," "Home Alone 4: Taking Back the House," was also made for television, premiering on ABC in November 2002, while the first three films -- two of which starred Culkin -- had theatrical debuts.

The "Home Alone 5" will star Christian Martyn as Finn, an 8-year-old boy who moves from California to a creepy house in Maine, which he is convinced is haunted by a ghost.

Determined to catch the ghost in action, Finn sets up a series of traps. But, in true "Home Alone" style, the traps are beneficial in an unexpected way. They end up catching a group of thieves who try to break in while Finn and his sister are left home alone with their parents trapped across town.

Also starring Malcolm MacDowell, Debi Mazar, Edward Esner, Eddie Steeples, and Jodelle Ferland, "Home Alone 5: Alone In The Dark" is set to premiere during ABC Family's annual holiday special "The 25 Days Of Christmas," according to a press release.

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