Rick Moranis will make his grand return to the world of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
The star behind scientist Wayne Szalinski in the 1989 original will officially appear in Disney’s upcoming reboot Shrunk, EW has learned.
The star of ’80 s-era Ghostbusters, Spaceballs, and Little Store of Horrors starred in the very first film from director Joe Johnston, about Wayne inadvertently shrinking his own kids, and a number of area kids, down to tiny size with his diminish ray creation. This thrusts them on a journey through your house and yard to restore themselves to correct size.
Moranis repeated his function for the follows up: 1992’s Honey, I Exploded the Kids(in which Wayne mistakenly makes his newborn baby giant size) and 1997’s Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves(in which the grownups are shrunk).
Now, with Shrunk, which Johnston returns to direct, Frozen 2 voice actor Josh Gad stars as Wayne’s developed boy Nick, who enters the exact same sort of shenanigans when he shrinks his own kids. The concept is based on a story concept by Gad, and Todd Rosenberg is on board to compose the screenplay. Though the film technically takes location after the events of the initial motion pictures, the facility serves as a pseudo reboot for the franchise.
” To state it is a dream come true to as soon as again see #RickMoranis on the cinema is the understatement of the years,” Gad tweeted of the news. “However to state, I get an up seat view of him going back to play one of his most renowned functions is the understatement of the Century. Invite back hero!”
Disney is presently planning Shrunk for a release in theaters and not on the Disney streaming platform.
An Associate for Moranis did not right away react to a demand for remark.
Due Date was the very first to report the news.
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