Josh Gad offered an update on the Honey, I shrunk the kids Restart, Shrunkin which he would star alongside original franchise star Rick Moranis.
“A lot of you ask me what’s going on with this movie,” says the Beauty and the Beast actor wrote on Twitter. “The truth is we were just inches from the beginning and then COVID hit, inches from starting over and then my schedule exploded with conflict, inches from starting over and budget got the best of us.”
He suggested that if people want to see the reboot come to life, they should contact Disney and let the company know they’re interested in it. Gad also shared an unofficial poster for the film.
Shrunk would have served as a continuation of the original franchise, which included the 1989 one Baby, I shrunk the kids, Sequel from 1992 Honey, I blew up the boy and its 1997 DVD sequel Honey, we shrunk ourselves.
Gad was set to star as the adult version of Nick Szalinski, the son of Wayne Szalinski of Moranis. Joe Johnston, who directed the first episode, returned to helm the reboot, with David Hoberman producing and Todd Rosenberg writing the script. It would have taken place decades after the third film.
In the first film, “the scientist, father of a teenage girl and a boy, accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens down to the size of insects,” according to the logline. “Now the teens must fight minor dangers while the father searches for them.” The other two episodes feature similar science projects of Wayne’s gone awry, such as his son growing 100 feet tall and him and his wife shrinking.
The Hollywood Reporter reached out to Disney for comment.