Actor Josh Gad and director Joe Johnston are reportedly in talks to star in and helm a reboot of the Disney classic Honey I Shrunk the Kids, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

  • Talk of this reboot was originally reported back in May, with Gad attached to the project at that time as well.
  • Johnston, who made his directorial debut with the original film, is still in early talks to direct the new one.
  • Despite the original film having two sequels, this would mark Johnston’s first time being involved in the franchise since the original.
  • 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 has been reported to 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.
  • The new reboot will be produced by David Hoberman and written by Todd Rosenberg.
  • Gad will continue his fruitful relationship with Disney. The actor has voiced Olaf in the Frozen films and played LeFou in the live-action Beauty and the Beast remake. He will also portray Mulch Diggums in the upcoming Artemis Fowl.
  • Some of Johnston’s past credits include Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms and Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger.
  • 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.