90’s kids are screaming rn
Per Deadline, ‘Honey I Shrunk the Kids’ is getting a sequel, almost 23 years since the last installment. According to reports, Rick Moranis will return as Wayne Zalinski, the titular character who regularly gets himself and his family into trouble with his size-altering inventions throughout the series.
The follow-up, called ‘Shrunk’, will serve as Moranis’ comeback to live-action films. The actor previously retired in 1997 to spend more time with his kids.
And while nostalgia-driven revivals of beloved titles haven’t always worked out, it seems like ‘Shrunk’ is in good hands. The first film’s director, Joe Johnston, will helm the project, while Frozen’s Josh Gad will serve as the lead, playing as the son of Moranis’ character. Shrunk will reportedly be released in theatres and not on Disney+.
The original 1989 ‘Honey I Shrunk the Kids’ was a Disney hit when it first debuted, thanks to its charming characters and impressive use of practical effects. Who could forget the scene where one of the kids nearly got eaten in a bowl of cereal, or when the film got us to care about a giant ant?
It was the kind of movie-making magic that audiences miss from Hollywood films nowadays. Here’s hoping Shrunk decides to bring back the creative decisions that made the original a classic.
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