This theatrical release will reportedly be called “Shrunk.”
Disney’s reboot of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids will reportedly star Josh Gad, and will take place in the same universe as the original films starring Rick Moranis.
Reported by /Film, sources claim Walt Disney Pictures signed Gad to the project, which has been described as a “legacyequel,” meaning it continues the overall storyline set by the original films, but is intended to act as a fresh start for the franchise. The movie will reportedly be titled Shrunk.
Josh Gad in I Wish I Was Here.
Gad will purportedly play the grown-up version of Nick Szalinski (played by Robert Oliveri in the original films), son of Moranis’ Wayne Szalinski. In the 1989 classic, Wayne is a scientist who accidentally shrinks his son, daughter and other kids to a quarter of an inch, and they all struggle to make their way back home and to return to their original sizes. Nick will allegedly follow in his father’s footsteps about three decades after the events of the original film and will, naturally, accidentally shrink his own kids.
In February 2018, The Hollywood Reporter listed a Honey, I Shrunk the Kids reboot as one of several projects that would be made for the Disney+ streaming service. It appears in the time since, Disney has decided to turn it into a theatrical release.
Josh Gad has had a close relationship with Disney for some time, as he’s portrayed the snowman Olaf in Frozen and the upcoming Frozen 2, as well as LeFou in the live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast.
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