“Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” Reboot in the Works

Marcia Strassman and Rick Moranis in "Honey I Shrunk The Kids." Photo by Disney/Kobal/Shutterstock (5876931b)

Josh Gad and Disney have teamed to bring us another installment of the Shrunk film franchise.

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids is getting the reboot treatment after Gad pitched an idea to the studio last year to revive the classic 1989 pic. 

The original starred Rick Moranis as Wayne Szalinski, a scientist and father who accidentally shrinks his son and daughter, along with the two brothers from next door. When they are thrown out with the trash, the four kids must travel through their backyard to return home. 

In the new film, Gad will play Wayne’s grown-up son, who follows in his father’s footsteps by not only becoming a scientist but also accidentally shrinking his children.

Original director Joe Johnston is in negotiations to helm the reboot.