Carla Harmon
December 6, 2019

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids director Joe Johnston is now in early talks to direct a reboot of the hit early '90s flick at Disney.

The original comedy adventure stars Rick Moranis as Wayne, an inventor who accidentally shrinks his and his next-door-neighbours' children to a quarter of an inch with his electromagnetic shrinking machine.

The 38-year-old Frozen actor, who voices the character of Olaf, came up with the idea for the film and presented it to Disney, according to Variety.

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, featuring Wayne Szalinski in the lead, was a big blockbuster for Disney back when it released.

The movie became the studio's highest-grossing live-action film ever back in 1989, a record it held for five years after grossing $222 million (£168 million) worldwide upon its release. 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.

Disney felt bringing Johnston back was a flawless fit for all involved, including Gad, to recapture what made the first film so wonderful. Johnston was not involved with either of the previous sequels.

It seems that things are going well for the project, although it is still in the early stages and has not yet been officially approved.

"Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" originally spawned two sequels, 1992's "Honey, I Blew Up The Kid", and the direct-to-video "Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves" in 1997, as well as a television show that ran from 1997 to 2000 and saw Peter Scolari take over the role of Wayne Szalinski.

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