Someone call Rick Moranis because we’re about to have lil’ tiny people running around here again. Monday, nearly 30 years since the original Honey, I Shrunk the Kids hit theaters, Slash Film is reporting that a reboot is in the works at Disney.
The film, reportedly titled Shrunk, will be set in the same universe as the original. Shrunk will star Josh Gad as Nick Szalinski, the son of Rick Moranis’ Wayne Szalinski from the original. It will reboot the series for a modern audience but won’t ignore what happened in the original film. It’s unclear if Rick Moranis will come out of retirement to reprise his role but I’d expect at least a cameo.
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids opened in the summer of 1989 to middling reviews. The film proved to be a massive success for Disney though, earning a total of $222 million worldwide on a paltry $18 million budget. A direct-to-DVD sequel, Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves, was released in 1997 to significantly worse reviews. There was also a Honey, I Shrunk the Kids TV series that ran for three seasons from 1997 until 2000.