Disney is rebooting the classic Rick Moranis comedy Honey, I Shrunk the Kids with Josh Gad in the lead role, according to a new report. SlashFilm reports that the film is a reboot that takes place in the same universe; it’s being billed as a “legecyequel.”
The new film, which will apparently be called “Shrunk,” will take place 30 years after the 1989 original in which Rick Moranis plays a scientist who creates a shrink-ray that accidentally zaps his children, Nick and Amy Szalinski, and family friends down to the size of ants. Gad, who is known for his role as the voice of Olaf in Frozen, will play an adult Nick Szalinski who shrinks his own children.
Shrunk was apparently at one time considered as a movie for Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+, but now SlashFilm reports that it’s going to be a theatrical release. The film was director Joe Johnston’s first movie; he would go on to direct Jurassic Park III, October Sky, Hidalgo, and Captain America: The First Avenger.
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids was followed up in 1992 by Honey, I Blew Up the Kid, in which the kid gets blow up to a massive size. A straight-to-video movie, Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves was released in 1997, which was also the same year a TV show called Honey, I Shrunk Kids premiered.
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