Josh Gad Will Star In A HONEY, I SHRUNK THE KIDS Reboot

Only ’90s kids will cower in fear at what their nostalgia hath wrought.

In the near future, all movies will be Disney movies starring one of like, four actors – the four actor-men of the apocalypse. One of those actor-men is Josh Gad. According to /Film, Gad is taking the next step toward fulfilling that prophecy by signing on to star in an upcoming reboot of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, the 1989 classic starring Rick Moranis (long may he prosper in peace and quiet) as Wayne Szalinski, wacky dad/inventor who accidentally shrinks a couple of his kids and their pals down to just a quarter of an inch – small enough to ride ants like Ant-Man and partake in an unholy-sized Little Debbie oatmeal creme pie. They were truly living dream. 

The new version, which is also a sequel of sorts, will star Gad as Adam Szalinski – Wayne's youngest son, whom you might remember as the toddler that was accidentally enlarged to near-Godzilla proportions in the 1992 sequel (and every reasonable person's nightmare) Honey, I Blew Up the Kid. Disney's reboot is reportedly titled Shrunk, which is certainly (counts on fingers) four words shorter than the title of the 1989 movie. With Disney+ set to launch sometime later this year, you might assume that Shrunk would head straight to streaming on the company's new platform, but apparently Disney wants to show this one off on the biggest screens possible – probably so it's easier to see the tiny people who get shrunk down by Josh Gad's wacky invention.