Walt Disney Pictures is reportedly developing “Shrunk,” a reboot but also a ‘legacy-quel’ of classic comedy “Honey, I Shrunk The Kids” with Josh Gad signed on to star in the Rick Moranis role reports Slashfilm.
In the Joe Johnston-helmed original, Moranis played a scientist father who accidentally shrinks his teenage son and daughter (alongside some neighborhood kids) to just a quarter of an inch in size. They must then adventure through their backyard to return home while fending off insects and other massive-sized obstacles.
The new project will reportedly be set in the same universe as the original movies albeit three decades later. Gad will play the grown-up version of scientist and inventor Wayne Szalinski’s son, Adam Szalinski who accidentally shrinks his kids.
Though originally said to be in development for Disney+, the project is now reportedly aiming for a theatrical release and is currently on the lookout for a filmmaker to direct.