Ryan Reynolds is remaking Home Alone — but this time it's going to be about a stoner
The stoner comedy is making a comeback, if Ryan Reynolds has anything to do about it. The Deadpool star is producing a brand new take on the beloved Home Alone movies, but with a 420-friendly twist.
The premise of Stoned Alone — YES, THAT’S REALLY THE TITLE, because Mr. Ryan Reynolds can do anything he wants — is loosely based on the iconic John Hughes family comedy about a eight-year-old who is accidentally left behind on a family holiday vacation and must battle it out against the two would-be burglars targeting his house. However, the upcoming film is trading in eight-year-old Kevin McCallister for a “twenty-something weed growing loser.”
According to Deadline, the movie follows a “twenty-something weed growing loser who misses the plane for his holiday ski trip. He makes the best of things by getting high. Paranoia sets in and he believes he hears someone break into his house. Turns out thieves have broken in. Fully stoned and fueled by paranoia, he tries to thwart the thieves and defend his castle.”
Somewhere in Vancouver, Seth Rogen is so disappointed he didn’t think of it first.
Stoned Alone is being directed by Augustine Frizzell, whose directorial debut Never Goin’ Back, stars Maia Mitchell and Camila Morrone. The movie was written by Kevin Burrows and Matt Mider, whose teen comedy The Package is slated to hit Netflix in August.
While the project hasn’t been cast just yet, it would be the weirdest and most wonderfully meta easter egg on the planet if Reynolds and company got Macaulay Culkin to star — or at least appear — in Stoned Alone. Considering the premise of Stoned Alone is likely every stoner’s worst nightmare, we’re cautiously optimistic about this potentially hilarious stoner flick.