Josh Gad To Star

Honey, I Shrunk The Kids and Captain America: First Avenger director Joe Johnston is reportedly in talks to return to the franchise for it’s obligatory Disney reboot.

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As per Variety –

Honey, I Shrunk The Kids director Joe Johnston is in negotiations to helm Disney’s upcoming reboot of the film franchise, Shrunk, with Josh Gad in talks to star.”

“Gad pitched the story idea to Disney earlier this year, and the studio jumped on board the idea of reviving the classic 1989 pic starring Rick Moranis.”

In the original 1989 film, Moranis plays Wayne Szalinski, a scientist and father who accidentally shrinks his teenage son and daughter, along with the two brothers from next door, down to a quarter of an inch in size. When they are thrown out with the trash, the four kids must travel through their backyard to return home while fending off insects, lawnmowers and a host of other obstacles.

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In this reboot, Gad would play Wayne’s grown-up son, who follows in his father’s footsteps by not only becoming a scientist but also accidentally shrinking his kids.

Disney has met with other directors but felt bringing Johnston back was a perfect fit for all involved. Johnston last worked with the Mouse on the reshoots for The Nutcracker And The Four Realms.

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But seriously… Josh Gad?