REPORT: Disney Eyeing Honey, I Shrunk The Kids Reboot with Josh Gad

Actor and comedian Josh Gad is reportedly in talks to star in a reboot of Disney's Honey, I Shrunk The Kids.

Titled Shrunk, the movie described as a sequel to the original set in modern times. Gad will play the grown-up son of inventor Wayne Szalinski (Rick Moranis), Nick Szalinski. Nick carries on his father's work and mistakes by accidentally shrinking the kids.

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Disney is reportedly developing several remakes as exclusive content for its upcoming Disney+ streaming service. Shrunk was thought to air on the service, but a theatrical release is planned at this time. No director is attached yet but Disney is looking for one with nostalgia for the property.

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Honey, I Shrunk The Kids was released in 1989, with the story following a wacky scientist who shrinks his son, daughter and their friends to less than half an inch in size with his experimental ray gun. It was directed by Joe Johnston as his first feature. Honey, I Shrunk The Kids was a sleeper hit for Disney and was the highest-grossing live-action film for five years following a decade of duds -- including the notorious Return to Oz.

The film spawned two sequels, Honey, I Blew Up The Kid and Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves and a popular TV series. Johnston next went on to direct Disney's first foray into pulp superheroes, The Rocketeer and later Captain America: The First Avenger.

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Josh Gad is a favorite performer for Disney, between his turns in Frozen and the most recent live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast.

(via Slashfilm)

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