Ryan Reynolds is turning the childhood classic Home Alone into a stoner comedy. And, no, this is not an article from the Onion. That’s right, the star of Deadpool will produce and star in a Home Alone ‘reimagining’ about a twenty-something-year-old man who spends the entirety of the movie alone and afraid in his house while incredibly high. It’s going called Stoned Alone ⏤ because, of course, it is.
Other than the main character now being a grown man instead of an 8-year-old boy, it doesn’t appear Stoned Alone will stray too far from its source material. After Reynold’s character misses out on a holiday vacation, he goes home and gets high to the point that he starts to get overcome by paranoia, which is when he realizes thieves have broken in. Now, still stoned but no longer alone, he has to get them out of the house.
When Home Alone was released in 1990, its John Hughes-penned script and use of the natural comedic sense of child star Macaulay Culkin, turned it into the smash hit of the holiday season. Scenes from the movie, like Culkin screaming into a mirror after applying aftershave, and tricking burglars with lines from the movie Angels with Filthy Souls ⏤ ‘Merry Christmas, You Filthy Animal’ should ring some bells ⏤ became iconic. So iconic, it’s inspired this project nearly 30 years later.
The THC-themed revamp will be directed by Augustine Frizzell and written by Kevin Burrows and Matt Mider ⏤ the pair behind Netflix original comedy, The Package, which is set to come out in August. Frizzell was also tapped to direct HBO’s Euphoria.
Stoned Alone will be rated R when it’s released so, naturally, you’ll have to leave the kids at home.