Home Alone re-imagined as a stoner flick? Yes, please.
According to an exclusive Deadline report, 20th Century Fox is developing an irreverent comedy inspired by the 1990 cult holiday classic. It’s called Stoned Alone, and will reportedly be produced by Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds.
The plot will revolve around a 20-something pothead who misses his flight for a holiday vacation. The weed-growing protagonist decides he’ll instead spend his free time getting high at home; however, his plans are derailed by a number of thieves who break into his house. He then takes cues from Kevin McCallister and devises a plan to protect his abode.
Stoned Alone was written by Kevin Burrows and Matt Mider, and will be directed by Augustine Frizzell (Never Goin' Back).
The original Home Alone and its first sequel, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, starred Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister. The franchise includes a total of five projects, the most recent of which was the 2012 made-for-TV movie Home Alone: The Holiday Heist.
In a 2018 AMA Reddit session, Culkin was asked if he’d ever consider reprising his role as McCallister, nearly 30 years after the original film hit theaters. The 37-year-old actor said he was open to the idea … on one condition: “Only if it was set in the woods, à la Rambo.”