Deadline is reporting that there’s going to be a remake of Home Alone. But unlike every other remake which is kicking that dead horse hard, this remake is going with a dank new idea. Ryan Reynolds is going to produce Stoned Alone, which is being developed at Fox, with Augustine Frizzell directing. Kevin Burrows and Matt Mider are writing the script, both of them signed on to the production as soon as they were pitched it. The idea apparently came from a Fox exec named Matt Reilly whose office is probably a hotbox mecca.
Here’s how Deadline describes the movie:
“It centers around 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.”
Honestly I have never wanted to see a remake so bad in my life. Well, except for Spice World; that definitely needs a remake.
It’s no surprise Home Alone is getting the remake treatment, it was a huge hit for Fox; the original directed by Chris Columbus grossing $476 million on a $2 million budget and making Macaulay Culkin a star. The film was rescued in turnaround from Warner Bros, who felt really stupid losing on on so much money to the competition.
As a huge stoner I personally cannot wait to see Stoned Alone (and yes, I’ll have to be high on every strain of weed and several edibles to get through that mess) and sympathize with literally everything the main character will go through. I just have a few simple requests from Mr. Ryan Reynolds. 1) Please make a shirtless cameo so I can lust after those nipples. And 2) PLEASE get Celine Dion to appear. Nothing says stoner-comedy like a French-Canadian songstress living her best life in bizarre high fashun! And we know she’s appealing to wasted messes so she’d be a perfect fit!