After years of retirement due to raising his kids and the death of his wife, Rick Moranis is back. Deadline is reporting that he’s signing on to do a reboot of the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids franchise. The film will be made for the theatrical side of Disney, so not only on Disney+. Moranis was the star of the hit original film in the I Shrunk the Kids franchise. Original director Joe Johnston is also returning for the reboot. The film will center around Josh Gad’s character. His character is Wayne Szalinski’s son. Other than that, there aren’t many details about the project.
Moranis stepped out of the spotlight in 1997 to focus on his family. This film will be his first major motion picture since then. He’s done some voice acting in the meantime and is going to appear in the upcoming documentary about SCTV. The comedic actor was a box office hit during the 80’s and 90’s. He starred in Ghostbusters, Little Shop of Horrors, Strange Brew, and many other classic comedies. It’s a shame that they couldn’t get him out of retirement for the upcoming Ghostbusters: Afterlife. This is a close second to that though. I’ve missed Rick Moranis and his every-man acting portrayals. It’ll be awesome to see him alongside Josh Gad in the upcoming Honey, I Shrunk the Kids reboot.
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