Informal Pitch: A Big Lebowski Spinoff
Premise: A kid-friendly remake of The Big Lebowski, which features The Dude’s young son (the result of his brief fling with Maude Lebowski) navigating the perils and tribulations of his high-end private elementary school. After a brutal bully deliberately spills apple juice all over his security blanket, little Jeffy Lebowski finds himself drawn gradually deeper into a cryptic, labyrinthine mystery. The story would include child versions of various characters from The Big Lebowski, even though that makes no sense. Furthermore, John Goodman would portray Walter Sobchak’s kid counterpart; the obvious age discrepancy would never be acknowledged within the film itself.
Title: The Little Lebowski. What else?
[Originally written September 4, 2013.]