HN Entertainment can confirm that veteran production designer Jim Bissell has joined the production team on Disney’s upcoming soft-reboot of the Honey, I Shrunk The Kids franchise titled Shrunk.
His other credits include Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, 300, Jack Reacher, Arachnophobia, Monuments Men, and most recently worked on the George Clooney directed sci-fi film Good Morning Midnight.
Last month, it was reported by Variety that Joe Johnston (Captain America: The First Avenger, Jurassic Park III) would be returning to direct having directed the original installment.
Bissell previously worked with Joe on both Jumanji and The Rocketeer.
SlashFilm previously posted plot details about the film and revealed that comedic actor Josh Gad would be playing Adam Szalinski in the project.
The plan is for the movie to be set about three decades after the 1989 original, with Gad set to play the grown-up version of scientist and inventor Wayne Szalinski’s son, Adam Szalinski, who was played by twins Daniel and Joshua Shalikar in the 1992 sequel Honey, I Blew Up The Kid. The new movie, which will be titled Shrunk, will be a reboot of the original film but positioned as a “legecyequel,” which means it will exist in the same world and continue the overall storyline. And yes, Adam Szalinski accidentally shrinks his kids, which kickstarts the story of the film.
It’ll be interesting to see if they’ll be able to wrangle Rick Moranis out of retirement to the role of Wayne.
When kids sneak into inventor Wayne Szalinski’s (Rick Moranis) upstairs lab to retrieve an errant baseball, his experimental shrink ray miniaturizes them. When Szalinski returns home, he destroys the device — which he thinks is a failure — and dumps it in the trash, throwing out the kids along with it. The four children, now 1/4-inch tall, must survive the journey back to the house through a yard where sprinklers bring treacherous storms and garden-variety ants stampede like elephants.
SOURCE: HN ENTERTAINMENT