With seemingly a new reboot, remake or reimagining announced every single week, now it’s the turn of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids to get the reboot treatment.
As first reported by Slash Film, Disney is in talks with Frozen and Beauty and the Beast’s Josh Gad to headline the picture, which is to be titled Shrunk.
From the early information we know about the movie, Shrunk will be a continuation of sorts of the world first introduced back in 1989’s original film. Shrunk will be set in the present day and will focus on Gad as Nick Szalinski, the son of Rick Moranis’ Wayne Szalinski. If you remember, Nick was actually enlarged in the second movie in the franchise, Honey, I Blew Up the Kid.
In Shrunk, it will be Nick himself who is tinkering with size-altering science stuff. To be precise, he’ll accidentally shrink his own children and spend the film trying to right this particular wrong.
Following 1989’s Honey, I Shrunk the Kids and 1992’s Honey, I Blew Up the Kid, Disney released the direct-to-video Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves in 1997. In addition to those films, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show ran for three season from ’97 to 2000.
The first rumblings of a new entry in this franchise began early last year, with it believed that Honey, I Shrunk the Kids was being reworked for the impending Disney+ streaming service. Now though, it’s being reported that this rebooting of the franchise will instead be getting a theatrical release.
As ever, expect more on Honey, I Shrunk the Kids as it continues to develop.