Walt Disney Pictures is set to reboot one of their classic comedies with an actor who has a current working relationship with the studio.
According to Slash Film, the house of mouse is developing a reboot of Honey, I Shrunk The Kids with Frozen’s Josh Gad set to star.
Released in 1989, Honey, Shrunk The Kids centered on a scientist dad (Rick Moranis) who accidentally shrinks his son and daughter and the next door neighbor’s kids down a quarter of an inch in size. After they get thrown out with the trash, they embark on an adventure through the backyard, battling massive insects and other outsized obstacles, to return home.
According to the outlet:
the plan is for the movie to be set about three decades after the original, with Gad set to play the grown-up version of scientist and inventor Wayne Szalinski’s son, Adam Szalinski, who was played by twins Daniel and Joshua Shalikar in the 1992 sequel Honey, I Blew Up The Kid. The new movie, which will be titled Shrunk, will be a reboot of the original film, but positioned as a “legecyequel,” which means it will exist in the same world and continue the overall storyline. And yes, Adam Szalinski accidentally shrinks his kids, which kickstarts the story of the film.
Gad is a lucky charm for Disney starring in two films for the studio that have crossed over a billion dollars at the global box office Frozen and Beauty and the Beast (2017). However, that’s not all for the Gad/Disney duo, the actor still has Frozen II later this year, Artemis Fowl which was recently moved to next May, a new Muppets series titled Muppets Live Another Day for Disney+, as well as a live-action adaptation of The Hunchback of Notre Dame which he his producing and could star in.
Source: Slash Film