Brett Ratner is in negotiations to direct Universal Pictures and Imagine’s remake of “The Incredible Shrinking Man” with Eddie Murphy as the titular character says Reuters.
An updated version of the best-selling novel and 1957 sci-fi classic, “Man” is taking the comedic approach to the fantastical material.
The story follows a famous Las Vegas magician who is put under a spell that causes him to shrink. He must find a way to reverse the spell before he gets so small that he “disappears.”
Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant penned the most recent draft of the screenplay and Brian Grazer is producing. Pete Segal and Keenen Ivory Wayans were previously attached to direct.