Honey, I Shrunk The Kids May Get Another Sequel Starring Josh Gad
How many times can a family shrink people or blow up a kid?
30 years ago, the Disney film Honey, I Shrunk The Kids hit theaters, bringing in over $200 million worldwide--which translates to around $415 million today. The family-friendly adventure film resonated with both kids and adults. It spawned two sequels, 1992's Honey, I Blew Up The Kid and 1997's Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves--both of which failed to capture the magic of the first movie. However, another sequel may be on the horizon, bringing the Szalinskis back to theaters.
Joe Johnston--director of the first movie in the series--is joining forces with Josh Gad (Frozen) for the movie Shrunk, which will be the fourth movie in the series, according to Variety. The original movie followed the adventures of mad scientist Wayne Szalinski (Rick Moranis) and his family. Szalinski invents a shrinking machine and accidentally shrinks his children, and the kids must escape the dangers of being tiny in their backyard.
While the movie is being called a reboot, the film will follow Gad playing a grown-up version of Wayne's son, and Gad does resemble an older version of Nick Szalinski, who was originally played by Robert Oliveri. Gad's character will take on his father's business of inventing crazy gadgets, which includes a shrink ray that miniaturizes his family.
Originally, the idea was to deliver this movie to the recently released Disney+ streaming service, but studio executives were very keen on a recent draft of the script, which was written by Todd Rosenberg. This movie may be headed to theaters now.
However, while all this information is coming out, Shrunk is still not greenlit and the movie is still very early in development, according to Variety's sources. We'll keep you updated on the status of this film as we learn more.
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