Ryan Reynolds producing R-rated pot parody of 90’s classic “Home Alone”

Movie star Ryan Reynolds is producing an R-rated parody of Home Alone known as Stoned Alone for 20th Century Fox.

It’s like Fox exec Matt Reilly saw Jon Stewart’s cameo in Half Baked and took it a little too seriously, probably thinking to himself, “Remember Home Alone?

But don’t worry. The movie’s not going to be about a 10-year-old child being stoned out of his mind while turning his home into a death trap- “it centers around a twenty-something weed growing loser who misses the plane for his holiday ski trip.  He gets the best of things by getting high. Paranoia sets in and he believes he hears someone break into his home. Turns out thieves have broken in. Entirely stoned and fueled by paranoia, he tries to thwart the thieves and defend his castle,” based on Deadline.

So while it looks like it’s relying on a few of those tired and played out stoner stereotypes, that’s not to say there isn’t any possible here.

An R-rating gives filmmakers a lot more freedom on where they can go, and there’s no word yet on if the cartoonish violence of the first Home Alone will be replaced by something darker, as many have pointed out that the first Home Alone featured traps which could have easily killed someone in real life.

There are even fan theories that Kevin McCallister (played by Macaulay Culkin) grew up to become the Jigsaw killer out of Saw!  So perhaps they go down that route and make it an over-the-top violent and gory black humor. That sounds sort of intriguing, at least.

But it doesn’t answer the big questions such as “What sort of traps will he set? ” and “Can the traps be weed-related?

This could be a great chance to show some cannabis imagination – perhaps he makes bong bombs or a medieval-looking torture rack known as the “Joint Roller”, or perhaps super-concentrated smoke bombs that immediately get you blitzed?

There’s no word yet on the stars, but Ryan Reynolds, at age 41, is a bit too old to play with a 20-something, and for those of you hoping for Seth Rogen to pick up the part- he’s 36.

But it may be great stunt casting to get Macaulay Culkin back to play an older Kevin McCallister, and can you imagine if they got Seth Rogen and/or Ryan Reynolds to play the thieves? If that happened, they could call the burglar duo the “BC Buds”!

Stoned Alone will be directed by Augustine Frizzell, a new director whose first film hasn’t even been published yet- it’s called Never Goin’ Back, and it’s set to arrive in theatres in early August. Vulture.com called it the “summer’s funniest buddy comedy” so perhaps her comedic chops can make Stoned Alone another stoner classic.

Featured picture courtesy of GQ.

Sources

AV News: Ryan Reynolds is creating a weed-based Home Alone parody called Stoned Alone, and he must be stopped.

Deadline: Ryan Reynolds At Center Of ‘Home Alone’ Revise; Augustine Frizzell To Helm R Comedy ‘Stoned Alone’.

Published at Fri, 27 Jul 2018 19:51:06 +0000

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