Another Disney classic is making a comeback. Walt Disney Studios is reportedly developing a reboot of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, starring Josh Gad, according to /Film.
- The new movie will be set 30 years after the original 1989 film, with Gad playing a grown up version of Nick Szalinski, one of the kids who was shrunken down by an invention from his father, Wayne Szalinski (played by Rick Moranis).
- While it is being touted as a reboot, it will actually exist in the same world as the original film, making it more of a sequel.
- The film will be titled Shrunk and it will feature Nick Szalinski following in his father’s footsteps by shrinking his own kids.
- The film will reportedly not be slated as a Disney original, as you might have thought, but rather for a theatrical release.
- Gad will continue his fruitful relationship with Disney. The actor has voiced Olaf in Frozen and played LeFou in the live-action Beauty and the Beast remake. He will also portray Mulch Diggums in the upcoming Artemis Fowl.
- Disney is still looking for a filmmaker with an affinity for the property to work with Gad on the new film.
- No timeline has been set as of yet for Shrunk, but be sure to check back as we will share more information as it becomes available.
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