On the first day of Christmas, Ryan Reynolds gave to me: an R-rated remake of Home Alone!
Reynolds, master of raunchy comedy and bad parenting advice, is set to produce Stoned Alone, a reimagining of the 1990 classic holiday film about a boy who must protect his home from bumbling thieves. The film and its sequel launched Macaulay Culkin's career, not to mention the nearly half-billion dollars it grossed at the box office.
The "stoner" version of the film will follow a "twenty-something weed growing loser" as he defends his home from intruders while high and paranoid, Deadline reports. Excuse me, but that that already sounds like a classic.
Reynolds has proved his producing savvy with the runaway success of Deadpool, an R-rated comic book superhero movie with expletives taking up half the dialogue. The first film broke records as the highest grossing R-rated film. Not to be left behind, this year's sequel went on to earn nearly a billion dollars, solidifying its status as the third highest R-rated film at the global box office.
Stoned Alone will join other beloved X-rated holiday movies like Billy Bob Thornton's Bad Santa and 2015's The Night Before, the Seth Rogen, James Franco, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt starrer about a drug-fuelled romp through New York City on Christmas Eve.
Is it too forward to request Joe Pesci reprise his Home Alone role as one of the intruder?