Exclusive: Rick Moranis Is On the Disney’s Wishlist for Shrunk

Yup. There’s another Honey, I Shrunk the Kids film possibly will hit the big screen soon.

In the era of reboots and sequels, it’s expected.

The filmed called Shrunk is quickly moving forward with current negotiations with Honey, I Shrunk the Kids director Joe Johnston, and Josh Gad eyed to star in the film.

Nostalgic fans revere Rick Moranis from the original film as Wayne Szalinski, the scientist and father who accidentally shrunk his teenage son and daughter along with two friends to a less than a quarter of an inch. The adventure was with the kids navigating the backyard perils to get back to the father.

He also starred in the 90s sequels of Honey, I Blew Up the Kid and Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves!

It’s unimaginable to have another film without Rick Moranis, but it appears he is still on Disney’s wish list.

LRM Online exclusively sat down with Shrunk producers David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman during a previous press junket of The Aeronauts.

In a conversation about their future projects, Hoberman said, “It looks like Shrunk is a movie that Disney wants to make with [Rick] Moranis and Josh Gad. Hopefully, he’ll work with us. He hasn’t done a movie in 20 years.”

Moranis returned to the private life, and he sparingly did voiceover work in the 2000s with the animated Brother Bear 2 being his last feature film in 2006. It is not clear of a reach out or negotiations with Rick Moranis at this time. With Johnston’s possible involvement, there’s a slim chance that Moranis will want to work someone from a prior relationship.

And with the right script and incentives, one can never say never in showbusiness.

Hoberman cautioned, “If everything I’d tell you falls apart, then it falls apart. What can I do? That’s the way it looks today.”

Shrunk will have Gad playing Wayne Szalinski’s grown-up son, who also became a scientist and shrunk his children. The project initially slated for Disney Plus, but now it is planned to be released digitally.

Todd Rosenberg is currently writing the script, as Shrunk is still in its very early stages.

The full interview with producers David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman on The Aeronauts will appear on this site later this week.

Source: LRM Online, Variety

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Gig Patta is a journalist and interviewer for LRM and Latino-Review since 2009. He was a writer for other entertainment sites in the past with Collider and IESB.net. He originally came from the world of print journalism with several years as a reporter with the San Diego Business Journal and California Review. He earned his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and BA in Economics from UC San Diego. Follow him on Instagram @gigpatta or Facebook @officialgigpatta.

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