Honey, I shrunk the kids: Original director Joe Johnston is in talks to return to Disney +
According VarietyJoe Johnston, who was the director of the classic science fiction comedy Honey I Shrunk the Kids of 1989, is in talks to lead the upcoming Disney + reboot, which will be led by Frozen star Josh Gad as the son of Rick Moranis's character. Wayne Szalinski. The first film was Johnston's directorial debut, which directed other classic films of the 1990s, such as 1995's Jumanji starring Robin Williams and Jake Gyllenhaal's 1999 drama October Sky. His other film credits include Jurassic Park II, Captain America: The First Avenger, and The Nutcracker and the Four Kingdoms.
Honey's reboot, I Shrunk the Kids, set three decades after the original, will focus on Nick Szalinski, Wayne's son who was expanded in the second film, as he repeats his father's past problems and accidentally shrinks his children. and must find a way to correct the problem. Gad will take over the role.
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The original, which debuted in theaters in the summer of 89, starred Rick Moranis (Ghostbusters) as the brilliant but flawed inventor and scientist Wayne Szalinski while working on a new ray gun that can reduce any object to tiny proportions, but later Failing multiple times is ready to give up the project. This is until a strange accident diminishes his two sons, Amy and Nick, and his neighbor's sons, Russ and Ron, and must find a way to fix it when they get lost in the yard, like a wild jungle full of danger. .
It received very positive reviews from critics and held the record for Disney's biggest live action movie for five years, with over $ 222 million at the global box office. The film spawned a theatrical sequel, Honey, I Blew Up the Kid, and a direct video sequence of Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves, both with much lower reviews than its predecessor.
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While Disney is developing a series of live remakes of its previous projects for its upcoming Disney + streaming service, Slash Film reports that Shrunk will actually be developed for a theatrical release. This marks the studio's core marketing potential greater than ever as they bring back one of its top-selling stars in a prime position, Gad voices fans' favorite franchise, Olaf the Snowman in the Frozen, portrayed LeFou in action by Live remake of Beauty and the Beast and will star as Mulch Diggums in the upcoming adaptation of Artemis Fowl.